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Investigative journalism: Into the deep end

July 18, 2016

  “Rough weather makes good timber.” old Southern Appalachian expression When it comes to investigative journalism, Jessica Coates herself will be the first to tell you, she feels like she’s leaped into the deep end of the pool. Actually, the … Continued

A visit with Record & Landmark intern Ryan Wilusz

June 16, 2016

Sitting over a generous serving of meat loaf at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Statesville, Ryan Wilusz holds up his cell phone camera to display a beaming high school graduate in royal blue cap and gown holding her diploma and … Continued

Welcome back to Boone, Mr. Joke

June 6, 2016

  In which the Johnny Appleseed Summer Community Journalism Roadshow takes to the High Country of Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties for  a workshop at the five papers included in Mountain Times Publications. This is the 16th summer of these … Continued

New Chinese community newspaper association proposed

May 23, 2016

Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer of UNC-CH is teaching Community Journalism in China this May. His report from a groundbreaking seminar held in Chongqing on Saturday, May 21, follows. This is his fifth teaching/research trip to China.   Chinese media leaders … Continued

Teaching the next generation of Chinese journalists

May 19, 2016

  “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain It is hot. It is humid. The windows are open. There are no screens. The air does not move. An upright room air conditioner sits mute in the corner. … Continued

A new day at Glory City Station

May 14, 2016

In which UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer returns to China for the fifth year to teach Community Journalism in the hopes that positive social change, community building and civic engagement might be affected by the growth of “relentlessly local” news … Continued

Back to China: Mr. Joke Rides Again

May 14, 2016

In which yr. fthfl.  svt. returns to China for the fifth year to teach about Community Journalism in the hopes that positive social change, community building and civic engagement might be affected by the growth of “relentlessly local” news outlets. … Continued