For the last five years High School of Commerce students have partnered with journalism students from the University of Massachusetts to explore how a critical understanding of community issues, and the ability to communicate that through written words, photos, videos and radio stories can create greater engagement.
Last year we went to Washington, D.C. to see first hand the impact that journalism has had on the history of the United States and the world. In the capitol we had the chance to tour NPR’s headquarters and the Newseum – a museum dedicated entirely to the history of journalism.
Here’s a short documentary we put together from our trip to Washington, D.C.
This year we’ve started working towards putting out our first printed publication, a 48-page full-color glossy magazine due out in May. This blog will serve as a place to post the content we’re producing along the way, as well as an archive for the content we’ve created in years past.
Please follow along as we continue to explore Springfield and the many communities that comprise it. If you are interested in joining our organization – poets, writers, photographers, videographers and newscasters – then please come to our meetings every Wednesday in room A202 at the High School of Commerce.
“Journalism is in fact history on the run.”
– Thomas Griffith