Civic Project Series Concludes in “HawkEye”

Posted on 1/19/2011 3:39:01 PM

The Fall 2010 Civic Project series published in the HawkEye online newspaper wraps up this week with these investigative stories:

These are among the latest in a series of award-winning investigative stories that extends back to Spring 2004. The stories are reported by students in News Reporting classes taught by IUP Journalism assistant professor David Loomis.

In their print-media form, Civic Project stories by Loomis’s students have won top honors in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Keystone Awards for collegiate journalists. In broadcast media, Loomis’ students have won top honors from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

The HawkEye is a project of students in the Journalism Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. These undergraduate Journalism majors report and write investigative stories focused on their campus, their community, and their county.

The Civic Project provides community-based, locally focused, student-reported, watchdog journalism based on principles of civic engagement, civic journalism, and social responsibility of the press. The Civic Project has received funding from the IUP Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership.