What happens when college journalists take over a homeless shelter newspaper?

Over Labor Day weekend, 2010, 18 student journalists from around Florida and a few out-of-state schools visited the COSAC shelter in Hollywood, Fla., which houses up to 150 of the homeless that government shelters can’t handle or refuse to take.

Those students worked Saturday evening and all day Sunday on an issue of the Homeless Voice, the nation’s second-largest homeless newspaper. They researched, reported, wrote, and shot video and audio for an entire upcoming special issue and website in 36 hours. This site is a collection of their work over the weekend. Click here to meet the students and advisers.

This program was hosted by the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida College Press Association.


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