JUST A FEW QUICK NOTES:
Journalism students at Northeastern University in Boston have teamed up with the Boston Globe and crafted 11 front page, investigative pieces for the Globe over the last two years.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is trying to do something similar. They are inviting students to participate in a new collegiate website, studentunion34.com, that will launch in the coming weeks. The Inquirer's collegiate site is a place where you can write, blog, display art or images, broadcast sound or video, and get feedback from Inquirer editors and readers. If you are interested in participating, contact Inquirer Deputy Managing Editor, Vernon Loeb.
They are essentially looking for free labor. But you can take advantage of the opportunity as well.
There are many other ways for you to get involved in journalism now. Check here for a list of outlets, organizations and clubs, including the Ad Club, ED2010, TABJ and the Public Relations Student Society (they aren't all evil, you know).
Finally, journalists take care of their own. Check here to read about a Connecticut photojournalist who is battling kidney cancer. He is a friend of a former J1111 student, Chris Malo, owner and editor-in-chief of The Foundation, a mixtape magazine published in Philly.
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