Report for A-state
REPORT FOR A-STATE JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A JOURNALIST OR PHOTOJOURNALIST?
Report for A-State is a program where journalists are paid to report on their communities within the counties of the Arkansas Delta Region.
- Write and report about issues affecting your community
- Get paid $30 for a publishable story
- Stories are published on the Delta Digital News Service website
- Audio stories may be used by KASU Public Radio
- Any news organization can you use your content as long as you receive credit.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Students with the curiosity to ask questions and tell a story about people and events within their community; news that may be unknown to most.
STORIES CAN RANGE FROM:
- The neighborhood craftsman who makes wooden figurines/sculptures as a serious hobby or living…
- The person raising a certain breed of animal for competition at a state or national level…
- The high school kid who drag races or rodeos on the weekend…
- Grandparents raising their own food to offset their grocery bill..
In any other words, any story that conveys the essence of individualism or community or even something that takes on a serious tone such as…
- Challenges to house foster kids
- Lack of resources for those suffering from mental illness
- Cultural challenges within communities
Story ideas are offered as suggestions to us before reporting begins. Editors at Delta Digital News Service make a decision on whether or not the story goes forward and the medium approach (i.e. video, photo, audio, etc..)
Since DDNS is an online news outlet, photos, video and/or audio must accompany the story.
Audio based stories are looked at by KASU and Red Wolf radio stations and may be broadcast on air; video-based stories may be shown on ASU-TV News and all stories are shared with interested media (i.e. newspapers, radio stations, etc..) in the 42-county Arkansas Delta Region.
All stories must be OFF campus, outside the reporter’s educational institution, outside their family and within the county (not in another county or state).
All participants must have a valid driver’s license.
All participants under age 18, must have parental or guardian consent.
All participants must adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
So, English, journalism, yearbook and art students, if you possess the skillsets and are interested in being part of a network of young, hungry and talented content producers, please contact us!
DISCOVER YOUR WORLD!
Multimedia Journalism Instructor
Delta Digital News Service Advisor
ED/COM BUILDING 358
P.O. Box 1930 | State University, AR 72467
p: (870) 972-3212 | f: (870) 972-2997
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