Practicum of the Week: Otterbein360 Practicum

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Junior JAMC major and Otterbein360 Arts and Entertainment editor Emmy Wells views the finished product on the web.

Junior JAMC major and Otterbein360 Arts and Entertainment Editor Emmy Wells views the finished product on the web.

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Discover what it is like to write for a news website with Otterbein360. Students are each assigned a subject area, or beat, such as sports or news, to cover. The students then must contact and interview sources, write a story, and send it to their editor. The editor leads the team through assigning and editing articles with the goal of publishing two stories per section each week. The editor then sends the story to the copyeditor who gives it one last proofread before the article is published to the website.

Junior JAMC major Emmy Wells has completed the practicum and has returned as the arts and entertainment editor.

“I love 360 because of the real-world experience I’m getting with writing and editing,” said Wells.

Recently, Otterbein360, along with the former Tan and Cardinal newspaper, has been awarded 1st place in Opinion Writing, 1st place for Best Website, and 3rd place in News Coverage by the Ohio Newspaper Association. Join this award-winning news team through the practicum experience.

The Otterbein360 practicum meets on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. and is worth one credit hour.

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