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Georgia’s College Journalists Discuss Reporting On The Start Of School Amid The Pandemic

(Top left to right) Andy Cole, Editor-In-Chief of the George-Anne at Georgia Southern University, Jannat Batra, managing editor of The Technique At Georgia Tech, Emily Rose Thorne, Editor In Chief ofThe Cluster at Mercer University, Anjali Huynh, Assistant News Editor at The Emory Wheel, Sizwe Chapman, Editor In Chief at the Maroon Tiger at Morehouse College, Brooklyn Valera, Editor-In-Chief at Georgia State University's student newspaper, the Signal, Lenah Allen, Editor in Chief at Valdosta State University's The Spectator, Sherry Liang, Enterprise Reporter at The Red & Black.
(Top left to right) Andy Cole, Editor-In-Chief of the George-Anne at Georgia Southern University, Jannat Batra, managing editor of The Technique At Georgia Tech, Emily Rose Thorne, Editor In Chief ofThe Cluster at Mercer University, Anjali Huynh, Assistant News Editor at The Emory Wheel, Sizwe Chapman, Editor In Chief at the Maroon Tiger at Morehouse College, Brooklyn Valera, Editor-In-Chief at Georgia State University's student newspaper, the Signal, Lenah Allen, Editor in Chief at Valdosta State University's The Spectator, Sherry Liang, Enterprise Reporter at The Red & Black.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s college newspaper made headlines this month when reporters broke the news that several clusters of students living on-campus had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Daily Tar Heel’s coverage quickly went viral as the newspaper followed the university’s decision to reverse from in-person classes to virtual.

And The Daily Tar Heel isn’t the only student new media outlet closely covering these stories.

On campuses across the country, student journalists are keeping up with how their colleges and universities are handling their reopening plans — all while juggling classes.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott spoke with student reporters from colleges and universities across Georgia to hear how they’re covering the pandemic on their campuses.

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To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.