Voices of Utah, an award-winning community-engaged learning project of student-journalists in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, was created by Dr. Kimberley Mangun to give students ongoing opportunities to cover a diverse beat and practice multimedia storytelling.
It began in fall 2007 as a collaboration between undergraduate students in Communication 3660, Intermediate Reporting, and Communication 3510, Introduction to Web Design. Design students, led by instructor Daren Brabham, created a professional site to showcase the news and feature stories written by the reporting students.
The website was redesigned in fall 2008 and student-journalists now publish their own stories and multimedia items. To date, they have covered the following communities in and around Salt Lake City: African American; Aging; American Indian; Asian Americans; Hispanic and Latino(a); Immigrants and Refugees; Law & Justice; Legal Aid; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer; People with Disabilities; the West Side; and Utah’s Economy.
You can find the articles in several ways. Type a student’s name in the search box; select a community homepage and click on a student’s name; read their insightful blogs at Blogs & Bios, then click the story links; select a topic from the Categories drop-down box at left; choose Tags from the Tag Cloud.
For more information about this project, please contact Dr. Kimberley Mangun.
Voices Of Utah artwork by Jennifer Elkins, © 2007.
All articles and multimedia items © 2014. You may link to stories and/or multimedia presentations, but please give individuals credit for their work.
The student-journalists would like to thank the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah for its generous grant, which made it possible to purchase digital cameras, digital recorders, iPod microphones and other equipment.
The University of Utah / Department of Communication
255 S. Central Campus Drive, LNCO Room 2400 / Salt Lake City, Utah 84112