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Camille LeFevre on teaching and writing arts journalism

Final Projects: Inspiring Innovation in Arts Journalism

People truly want to engage with ideas and ways of synthesizing their arts experience and their lives.” Steve Winn, from “Taking the Tweed out of the Arts Journalism Wardrobe,” http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=54887

Last week, I left my students with that inspiring quote from an article they’re reading for discussion on Monday.

Two weeks left of JOUR 4990: Covering the Arts: New Media, New Paradigms from Criticism to Communications. And the students are crafting their final online projects. To further inspire them, I’ve invited Alan Berks (playwright and originator of mnplaylist.com) and Scott Stulen (project manager of mnartists.org), to visit the class and discuss how and why they started their sites, the kind of content they have, how their sites fill an important niche in arts coverage, and their demographic.

I’m eager to hear how the students have honed and focused their project proposals! And how Alan and Scott’s insights and experience will provide them with new ideas and/or content!

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December 5, 2010 - Posted by | From the Classroom

1 Comment »

  1. The journalistic: change post is a good synopsis of the Arts Journalism Summit project that my students are studying. Last semester, one student submitted their project via Sophie: the format is difficult to navigate, but I was impressed with my student’s initiative. My senior seminar student this semester is also considering formatting his project in Sophie.

    Comment by Camille LeFevre | December 5, 2010 | Reply


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