Some of the first citizen journalists to create and post content on Community News Commons (CNC) have been Red River College (RRC) students. A partnership between CNC and RRC has created this opportunity, and the students have delivered!
Along with the Winnipeg Free Press — CNC’s primary media partner, and Winnipeg Public Library — CNC’s primary community services partner, Red River College is filling the role as CNC’s primary education partner. This means that some school assignments have RRC students creating multi-media content that is posted on the Community News Commons website.
Since CNC launched in the first week of July, some of the stories filed by Red River College Creative Communications students include:
Jenna Friesen’s report on the upcoming Fringe Festival:
And, her update on a newly renovated House of Peace that helps immigrants adjust to their new lives in Winnipeg:
Second year students (and now graduates), Sean Campbell and Dave Hollier, produced a great video about the relationship between campus radio and local music, featuring The Crooked Brothers, The Magnificent 7?s and the University of Winnipeg’s radio station, CKUW:
Graduate Crystal Laderas explored the intriguing story of Talia Pura’s upcoming Afghanistan Project:
Krystalle Ramlakhan, also an RRC graduate this year, reported on the challenges to becoming informed about what’s in our food, by reading the label…if you can!
Graduate Emily Wessel wrote about five local bands to watch in 2012:
And, today, we feature two more reports from recent graduates of Red River College’s CreCom Program.
The first is from Allison Marinelli, who shares a story she filed in late winter, about a novel way for students and teachers to stay warm in an emergency:
The second is a video report from Pamela Vernaus and Matthew Nicholson called, Meet Me At The Bell Tower, which explores a unique, youth-led response to the overwhelming amount of violence in the north end of Winnipeg:
More multi-media stories created by Red River College students will be featured regularly on Community News Commons, as this partnership between CNC and RRC continues to grow.