A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801
On Monday, students in my Introduction to Journalism and Writing for Electronic Media classes will be covering the Boston Marathon. It’s the second year I’ve assigned this as the final for my Emmanuel College students and they will be live-Tweeting the Marathon using the hashtag #ECBM. I’ll be posting my RebelMouse on Monday to house all their Tweets in one place (it also holds the Tweets from last year’s classes, which did a fantastic job).
This year, I’m placing a bounty on one runner out of the field of 30,000. Meet Rick Sobey, bib #4270. He’s running his first Boston Marathon and he has the dubious distinction of working for me at CentralMassNews.com and with me at The Sun. Oh, and he just re-joined The Sun this week after spending several months in an alternate reality where he completely missed the Market Basket protests and the adventures of the Lowell Goat.
Students, please keep an eye out for Rick on the course and grab a photo if you’re able. First to Tweet a sighting, with photo taken by you, will receive a prize (I haven’t determined what yet).
Welcome back to Massachusetts, Rick! I may drag him into Emmanuel as one of the fall speakers so, in the meantime, follow him on Twitter, @ricksobeyLSun.