writing students get to see their bylines in community newspapers
published in the metro area around Elon University.
more than 100 students enrolled in multiple sections of the School
of Communications' initial writing course, JCM 218 Media Writing,
are completing articles assigned to them by editors at The Pendulum.
Their bylined articles are just beginning to show up in Elon's student
newspaper, and they will continue to be featured for the remainder
of fall semester. Professors overseeing this project include
Anthony Hatcher, Michele Lashley, George Padgett and Michael Skube.
They are working hand in hand with Pendulum editors Colin Donohue,
Lindsay Porter, Matt Belanger, Steve Earley, Mary-Hayden Britton,
Kaitlyn North and Nick Palatiello.
students enrolled in JCM 300, Reporting, are working 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 area "Progress"
section early in 2003.
met with the top three Times-News editors, Lee Barnes, Jay Ashley
and Frank Isley, to
discuss their assignments, which range from personality features
to news-you-can-use pieces. The editors connected with students
and gave them direction for their articles.
and professors have joined in this partnership with the Times-News
four 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.