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Shaplen to work with JFreshmen Newsroom

by Robert Stewart, Director

The man who was once news assistant to Walter Cronkite will be working with Ohio University first year journalism students taking part in the experimental “JFreshmen Newsroom.”

Freelance producer Peter Shaplen, along with JSchool Prof. Bob Stewart, will work with students in the special section of JOUR101. Students in the course will create online content about the topic of one of their first courses: “Journalism & Society.” Their target audience will be the 200-plus JSchool freshmen enrolled in the regular JOUR101, and anyone else interested in the changes going on in the media sector.

In the following clips from a Skype interview with Prof. Stewart, Shaplen discusses his role in the project.

Shaplen, a working journalist currently based in California, will work with OU students via Skype, regular telephone, email, and any other technology deemed suitable for collaborative work.

posted in: freshmen
August 25, 2009

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