Students are getting ready for their internships. A special thank you to all the professionals who will work with our interns Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday … and show them what journalism is all about.
On Saturday, students visited Lincoln’s home and gravesite, as well as the state Capitol. We ended the day at Monical’s Pizza in Charleston.
Tour guides showed the students around Lincoln’s neighborhood.
Each tour guide had a unique perspective and story to tell.
Today Greg Bilbrey gave a lesson on design and Colin McAuliffe and Audrey Sawyer taught photo. Then students designed their first paper with stories form their Tuscola trip with the help of lead designer Nora Maberry, Amanda Bright, Nike Ogunbodede and Seth Schroeder. Tom Roberts gave a lesson on press production, and the students saw their first issue of In Our Views come off the press at 5 p.m.
De Robinson and Scott Wietrzykowski lead the early-morning newspaper discussion, picking up where instructor Lisa Green left off. Later, De illustrated symbols form Tuscola for original art on Page One, while Scott and Kristen Gisondi wrote the introduction.
Greg Bilbrey works with Cameron Thomas and Diana Lopez to design page 3.
Students traveled to Tuscola, Ill., to do stories on the city and Flesor’s Candy Kitchen. They ate lunch at the Burger King in Mattoon, Ill., and heard from owner Gene Hoot about his court battle years ago with the Burger King franchise, which he won.
Keishawnda Thompson takes notes at the Flesor’s Candy Kitchen in Tuscola, Ill.
Day Three: Story organization and features. Students today write their city council/local government stories from yesterday with the help of Dave Dawson of the Decatur Herald & Review, and Herb Meeker, JG-TC. Dan Hagen, who reviewed the Little Theatre on the Square’s production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” last night, talked to them about writing about the arts. In the evening, they toured the theater and attended the production.
John Stevens of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan shows the students where sets are designed for the shows Wednesday night. The students were able to see part of a rehearsal, hear from some of the actors and watch the play, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
Brian Poulter, a professor of journalism who specializes in photography, teaches the first unit of multimedia Monday night, with assistance from DENnews.com editor Marcus Smith. Students were put in groups and were given assignments for a multimedia package in iMovie using flip cameras.