Charleston paper expands Spoleto coverage

Posted on: January 26, 2010

In Sunday’s (1/24) Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), Wevonneda Minis reports, “Arts journalism students from Syracuse University will produce feature stories and reviews for The Post and Courier during the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA. The 19 graduate students are trained in the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at the university’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The students will expand The Post and Courier’s ‘Spoleto Today’ staff by writing for print editions and producing online pieces to include video and audio components. They also will communicate with festival audiences through social media, including Twitter and Facebook, during the May 28-June 13 festival. Newhouse’s ‘Spoleto Project’ is the idea of David Rubin, former dean of the school. He says the project will provide Post and Courier readers with more information about what’s happening during the festival and performers with more chances to be written about. … Stephanie Harvin, Post and Courier features editor, says the professional experience the students will get by working with the newsroom staff could open doors to their future.”

Posted January 26, 2010