During the course of 2010 Grocott’s Mail featured a range of stories from each of Makana Municipality’s 12 wards. These stories, reflecting the extraordinarily diverse communities who call Makana home, are by turns inspiring, illuminating, surprising, and disturbing. The journalism was produced by teams of Rhodes journalism students who were urged to immerse themselves in these hyperlocal communities and write about people and issues that don’t always get the media attention they deserve. The project was inspired by public journalism, a worldwide press reform movement whose adherents subscribe to the simple premise that the press should promote and improve – not merely report on and complain about – the quality of civic life.
For superb student writing, photography, design and engagement, download the JDD-CMP 2010 Grocott's pages here.
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