Aspiring Reporters Find Voice at Homeless Shelter

Through the South Florida Chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists, 25 college journalists from five Florida schools recently “took over” The Homeless Voice, a monthly newspaper put out by residents of the The Cosac Foundation, a homeless shelter near Fort Lauderdale. The students spent the night at the shelter and reported on the people they met there (including a “Former AIG investment banker” who “just moved in.”)

“What happens when college journalists take over a homeless shelter?” is the headline on the resulting web site. (Yes, you should keep to yourself that joke about aspiring young newspaper reporters visiting their future living quarters/trying out for their future employer).

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.