The Alestle has been selected as one of journalism think-tank Poynter’s college media outlets chosen for the 2018-19 College Media Project.
“The college press plays a critical role in civic engagement on campus,” Poynter senior vice president Kelly McBride said in a press release. “They are a check on the power of the administration. And they expose students to diverse ideas. We’re thrilled to expand Poynter’s College Media Project this year to reach more students in the critical moments of their early careers.”
Poynter will be visiting SIUE on Oct. 10 and 11, and providing online seminars and training for a full year.
The program aims to help our staff’s student journalists gain skills that will help them in their time on campus as well as provide long-term skills for them to use going forward.
The Alestle was one of nine universities selected from a pool of applicants. The Bowdoin Orient (Bowdoin College), The A&T Register (North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University), The Daily Aztec (San Diego State University), The Torch (St. John’s University), The Battalion (Texas A&M), The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida), The Michigan Daily (University of Michigan) and The Daily Utah Chronicle (University of Utah) were the other eight colleges selected.