Faculty and students in the Department of Communication and Journalism work on a variety of hands-on projects. Here are some examples:
UWEC Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Spring 2012 marked the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 8th biannual Civil Rights Pilgrimage. UW-Eau Claire has sponsored the journey for the past four years. Busloads of Blugolds travel to the Deep South where they are ushered through a series of cities, speakers, and museums to gain a deeper, more comprehensive, understanding of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
The pilgrimage gives these students an opportunity to relearn, and in many cases, learn for the first time, American history through a more critical and analytical lens. It teaches participants to recognize privilege and provides an opportunity for them to give back.
Seven communication and journalism students and one journalism professor joined the spring 2012 pilgrimage. Throughout the trip, the students reported about different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement, wrote daily blogs and kept a Reporter’s Notebook.
More information on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to the South through UW-Eau CLaire is available here.
Peru International Immersion Project
Read the blog that chronicled Professor Dorsher's 2012 multimedia journalism and Spanish immersion project, titled "Peru to Wisconsin: Weaving the Web."
CJ 222 Beginning Journalism
Read posts from Professor Larson's Beginning Journalism course.
Inside Eau Claire is an online news portal serving the Western Wisconsin community of Eau Claire. CJ students cover the community as part of several upper division journalism courses.