Civic Project Series for Spring 2012 Concludes in the “HawkEye”

Posted on 6/18/2012 8:54:10 AM

The Spring 2012 Civic Project series published in the HawkEye, an award-winning online newspaper published by the Department of Journalism, wraps up this week with these investigative stories:

These are the latest in an award-winning series of 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’s students have won top honors from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

The HawkEye is a project of students in the Department of Journalism 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 Series 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 Series has received funding from the IUP Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership.

Visit the HawkEye regularly for new stories and updates on old ones.

Comments, letters, and feedback are welcome. To contribute content for the HawkEye, contact David Loomis at