Journalism Students Learn First-Hand About the Media

Dan Jorgensen’s class, English 227: Journalism, meets on Fridays as part of the WEC schedule. He takes his students to media outlets throughout the Twin Cities to learn first-hand what goes into producing the news for newspapers, radio and television.

This past week, Dan took his class to KFAI Radio just a few blocks from campus. It was an exciting time to visit the station, as two candidates for the 5th District Congress in the state of Minnesota traded verbal blows during their debate on the radio. Not only did their behavior make local news, but reached media outlets across the nation.

The following are a few photos that were taken while in studio at KFAI. The class has also visited WCCO Television, where they sat in on a 6:00 PM newscast with Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, as well as the Twin Cities Business Journal. In addition, the class will visit Minnesota Public Radio and have guest speakers from the Star Tribune. These opportunities allow the students to learn from the news professionals about what they do and how they do it.

* Photos courtesy of Dan Jorgensen.

If this kind of hands-on experience excites you, the next opportunity to take English 227: Journalism is in Summer Session 1 in summer 2013.

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