2011 Campus Coverage project

Staff: This is from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a professional association that focuses on journalism’s watchdog role in our communities.

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Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide for the 2011 Campus Coverage Project.

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching the second year of a program that shares investigative reporting skills with  college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate. This will be the program’s second year; in 2010 students from more than 50 campuses nationwide won scholarships to attend.

The centerpiece of this program will be a national workshop  from Jan. 6-9, being held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions at the workshop will focus on specific campus-coverage issues and overall reporting techniques and skills. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered, thanks to a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education. Additional training opportunities will be provided throughout the year.

We’re asking your help in getting the word out to qualified students — those with experience reporting for campus-related news outlets who have at least one year of coursework remaining. Attached is a flier that we hope you can post and distribute. Students can apply online; the deadline is Sept. 27.

For more information and  an online application, go to www.ire.org/campus.

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