Friday, September 14, 2007

Project has students subbing for ailing editor/publisher

Good friend Jock Lauterer (founder and emeritus leader of CCJIG's AEJMC colleague group COMJIG) sends along this information, and link, to a project from one of his classes that he calls a "community journalism emergency rapid response" (a.k.a. "the Bucket Brigade") in which students traveled to the little town of Spring Hope an hour east of Chapel Hill to provide content for the beleaguered Spring Hope Enterprise while its veteran editor-publisher, Ken Ripley is recuperating from double-hip replacement this fall.

Story and photos about the project are available at:

1 comment:

Dr John Cokley said...

Congratulations: University journalism faculty and staff intervention in community newspapers has some precedents but one in Australia with which I was involved is documented here:

The rejuvenated newspaper continues to publish to this day, 4 years later, completely powered (now) by volunteer locals: see