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