Sign up for CU News Corps!
Looking for a multimedia reporting challenge that could get your work published by the state’s major media outlets?
Register for the CU News Corps, a for-credit class in which students produce news stories, multimedia projects and interactive information that’s distributed to – and often used by – Colorado and national media outlets.
In spring 2014, News Corps work was published in The Denver Post, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and the Greeley Tribune. One student won a top award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a News Corps story, another won the Thompson Award for Western American Writing and a third received the Denver Press Club’s biggest scholarship for her work.
Now the News Corps is looking for good reporters, writers and visual storytellers for fall semester.
The class is tentatively scheduled to focus on Denver’s diverse neighborhoods, doing research and then spending time in the communities to produce an in-depth look at the people and issues in each area.
The project will be modeled roughly on The Boston Globe’s “68 Blocks” project, in which a group of reporters actually lived in a trouble urban area for a year, all the while producing compelling stories about the issues and people who live there.
The class meets Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It’s 4872, section 801 for undergrads and 5872 and section 801 for graduate students. For more information contact instructor Jeff Browne.