If you’re an avid areavoices blog reader, you’ve no doubt noticed how prolific The Cobber Connection blog has been in the last few days. The reason is simple: it’s crunch time. To refresh your memory, this is a class blog for Broadcast News Writing students at Concordia. I am the teacher. For the past several months, I’ve asked the students to post topics on our blog to familiarize themselves with blogging. After all, many broadcast journalists will have to write a blog to coincide with their news stories. What the students delivered impressed me. Their posts ranged from the serious (sexual assaults on college campuses) to the sublime (challenging our thoughts about diversity on campus), from the celebratory (Holiday Lights Parade) to the silly (why one student is obssessed with teacup pigs).Â This blog will quiet down now as these students get their final grades and move on to other courses. But I hope other classes willÂ follow their lead and start blogging!Â It was fun hearing from them!
It’s almost mid-semester. Can you believe it? Teachers aren’t supposed to procrastinate, but I’m guilty. I took this photo of the authors ofÂ The Cobber Connection a couple of weeks ago andÂ am just now posting it. Â I wanted to make sure you blog readers out there saw the students behind this blog. We’re writing it as part of Communication 431 at Concordia College. It’s a Broadcast News Writing class, but as anybody will tell you, these days that involves digital communication. The students have started making posts and we’re still working out a few glitches. But we hope you enjoy what we have to say about life at Concordia in the fall of 2010.Â By the way, we’re missing one student in this photo. Let’s just pretend that’s her in the empty seat. Maybe we’ll photoshop her in later.
Get ready to get connected to the world of Concordia College. With the help of Communication 431 students you’ll be able to experience what is happening on campus in the fall of 2010. You’ll find posts from some of the most talented student journalists on campus! Enjoy!