More Than A Pretty Face — Entertaining Audiences For A Cause

For their profile assignments, I asked my students to, if feasible before our unforgiving deadline, pursue two additional interviews beyond the person who was their subject. The purpose was for them to gain more experience in asking their neighborhood beat sources about how and why certain individuals were newsworthy. What impact did the profile subject … Continue reading More Than A Pretty Face — Entertaining Audiences For A Cause

Public Meetings that Matter

As my students saw firsthand last fall, what happens at public meetings—where members of a city council, school board or other governing body vote on constituent matters—can result in important actions. I learned about the public clamor over the Pioneer Monument in August, just a few days before the fall semester began. After discussing the … Continue reading Public Meetings that Matter

DACA

Several of my students wrote stories about DACA. Here’s one of them: By Ingrid Mera In response to the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA, a program that protected nearly 800,000 young adults, thousands of people spilled onto the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 5 to support these undocumented immigrants. At approximately 5 p.m., … Continue reading DACA