Times-News editors
work with writing students

 

Elon writing students get to see their bylines in community newspapers published in the metro area around Elon University.

This fall, 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.

Seventeen 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.

The students 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.

Elon students 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.

 

 

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