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Enrollment Open for Communiversity Class, “Citizen Journalism: Education News Reporting”

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Citizen Journalism: Education News Reporting

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Learn to be a citizen journalist. The KC Education Enterprise is searching for writers to cover school board meetings and other education stories. This class will introduce you to basic reporting skills. You’ll also come away with an overview of education policy issues in the Kansas City metro area. Millions of dollars of our money goes to support public education. Taxpayers want to know how their money is being spent. More importantly, we want to make sure our young people have every chance for academic success. People are hungry for education news. You could help write it.

CONVENER: JoLynne Martinez (816) 405-8896

E-mail: jmartinez5@kc.rr.com

CLASS FEE: $9 (Please note that this fee goes entirely to Communiversity, not to the convener)

Sec. A: 1 session; Saturday, June 16; 1-3 p.m.; Plaza Library, Large Room, 48th & Main, Kansas City, MO; Limit: 25

Early Bird registration is now open. Register online, in person, by phone, mail or FAX. For more information, pick up a Communiversity catalog or see the Communiversity web site: http://www.umkc.edu/commu.

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Or you can subscribe to the daily KC Education Enterprise roundup of local, state and national education news on paper.li: http://paper.li/JW_Martinez/1322883462

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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