Writing students work for the Times-News

 

Students in two School of Communications classes have met with editors from the Burlington Times-News and will complete news features for this area daily newspaper over the remainder of the fall semester. The bylined articles will be run in a special section early in 2003.

About 40 students enrolled in JCM 218 Writing and Information Gathering sections taught by Nadia Watts and Janna Anderson met recently with a trio of Times-News editors to discuss their assignments, which range from personality features to news-you-can-use pieces. Lee Barnes, executive editor; Mike Wilder, managing editor; and Frank Isley, news editor connected with students and gave them direction for their articles.

Elon classes have joined in this partnership with the Times-News three consecutive years. The students get the chance to work with professional editors and produce articles that can be included in the work portfolios they use to get internships and jobs.

"We value the chance to work with young people, tell them a little bit about journalism and get some good content for our newspaper," said Barnes.

 

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