Journalists & Poets Team Up to Tell Stories

Those of use here in the MVCC library have been thinking about the upcoming Act Out Now: Volunteer Fair, which will be held here in the lbrary on April 23rd. We are thinking about reaching out in the community and connecting with folks who need to be heard. This is why this Newshour story below caught my eye. It is a great example of experimental journalism.

Bay Area poets turn reporters to tell story of vulnerable public housing residents
Description: It took months of digging through documents and interviewing sources for journalists at the Center for Investigative Reporting to flesh out myriad troubles at the housing authority in Richmond, Calif. But this investigation had a twist: three young poets from Richmond teamed up as part of the Off/Page Project to help report the reality for residents living in decrepit conditions. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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