What Football Pep Talks Taught Hyperlocal Reporters

June 2011
Nieman Reports;Summer2011, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p43
The author discusses the lessons about community engagement learned by students of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California in Berkeley when they covered high school football in Richmond, California. He asserts that the students gained insights about journalism partnerships. He states that the hyperlocal website Richmond Confidential of the graduate school is aimed at making community connections. He relates how the students covered football at John F. Kennedy (JFK) High School through the website.


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