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Journalism and Citizenship: a Practical Introduction

COVID-19 needs to be addressed

All activities could take place, but in a virtual way. Interaction with the students, both with the lecturer and the external partners, was via Teams. Students uploaded their articles via the Canvas learning environment and received feedback via the same platform. The results were published on the partner’s website.

Country: Belgium

Year: 2019-2020

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

# of students: 25

Person in charge: Martina Temmerman

Email: martina.temmerman@vub.be

Interaction with beneficiaries: Virtual

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Languages and Literature | Arts | Sociology

Community Service Area & ODS: Sustainable cities and communities | Good health and well-being | Cultural diversity

Brief description

“Journalism and Citizenship, a Practical Introduction” wants students to reflect on the importance of (hyper)local journalism for the local (Brussels) community. Students complete two assignments which fit in the media production of the two Brussels partner organisation (BRUZZ and the Flemish community centres). One is a journalistic portrait interview with people living in Brussels, the other is a feature story relevant for a Brussels audience. The results are published on the websites of the partner organisations.