Creating Journalists at Emmanuel College

A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801

Follow along on Boston Marathon Day as @EmmanuelCollege journalists report their final #ECBM

  It has been a challenging few months for my Emmanuel College students, between the snowstorms that wiped out classes during the first part of the semester and their professor’s demands … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

WANTED: Photos of Boston Marathon runner #4270 #ECBM

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 … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Boston Marathon 2014 aftermath: Sunburned students, happy professor

View of the Boston Marathon near Kenmore Square #ecbm pic.twitter.com/PB399I2dZO — Matt Cabral (@MattCabral567) April 21, 2014 The 118th running of the Boston Marathon went off without a hitch and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Students, welcome to your final: The Boston Marathon

My Emmanuel College students will be out along the Boston Marathon route on Monday, soaking in the scene, Tweeting up a storm and collecting quotes and photos for their final … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check out a few PUBLISHED Emmanuel College students!

Here’s something I didn’t plan when mapping out my courses this year: two of my Introduction to Journalism students ended up having their midterm Boston Marathon runner profiles published. Both … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Three media outlets, three views of the Boston Marathon bombers

Here we go. Students in my classes did their midterms looking ahead to the Boston Marathon, profiling runners who hope to complete their 26.2 in 2014. Many had stories of … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tweet this: Wednesday’s class speaker is The Sun’s Katie Lannan #ECKatie

On the surface, my Lowell Sun co-worker, Katie Lannan, is a live-Tweeting alpaca enthusiast. Don’t let the youthful exterior fool you. She may have been out of college for just … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

There are 36,000 stories running the Boston Marathon in 2014

Every runner in the Boston Marathon has a story to tell. Students in Introduction to Journalism and Writing for Electronic Media at Emmanuel College will be telling several of them … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking of plagiarism, how about this Boston Magazine Marathon cover ripoff?

This is the May 2013 cover of Boston Magazine, a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. It was instantly iconic. You can buy it on posters. … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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