St. John’s Professor Turns Journalism Students Into Bloggers
As students were locked down during yesterday afternoon’s gun scare at St. John’s University, one enterprising journalism professor decided to make it a “teachable moment.” “Here we are in the middle of a major news event. Where do we turn for information?” professor Mark Prendergast asks in today’s Daily News. Rather than venturing down to the lobby of their building, where people moving around might have more information, the kids turned to their computers. Bypassing the university Website (no info) and personal Websites (too unreliable), they turned to major news Websites and watched and waited. What did they learn?