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Faculty Receive Grant

Mr. Dan MaloneSarah Maben

Congratulations are in order!  Mr. Dan Malone and Dr. Sarah Maben received a $7,650.00 Knight News Bridge Grant. 

Building a Bridge Between the Knight News Challenge and JMC Programs: Bringing the Ideas to Life in JMC Classrooms and Student Media" is a program to help academic applications of projects already funded through the Knight News Challenge. The News Challenge funds software and applications that help reporters and citizens use data, map information, or other creative endeavors. Tarleton State will use the grant money to launch a Distributive Reporting Project. Students will tackle a complicated, labor-intensive reporting project, which breaks the reporting down into assignment-sized packages, and distributes the assignment to groups of student reporters, who aggregate the reporting and sort through the findings to find the story. Specifically, they will map violent crimes in the eight-county Cross Timbers Region that surrounds our campus in Stephenville– and share the records gathered through DocumentCloud and post the interactive maps on a student-run website.