Magazine article The Quill

Students Spend Labor Day in Homeless Shelter

Magazine article The Quill

Students Spend Labor Day in Homeless Shelter

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College journalists from nine schools around the country spent their Labor Day weekend in a homeless shelter in South Florida - and they had to fill out a lengthy application for the privilege.

They participated in the Will Write for Food program, which brought them to the COSAC shelter in Hollywood, FIa., and handed them editorial control of the nation's second-largest homeless newspaper. The students ate dinner at the shelter and spent the weekend writing, editing, photographing and designing a 20-page issue of the Homeless Voice, which will be sold on the streets of South Florida in October.

See their multimedia efforts at willwriteforfood2010.wordpress.com.

The event was co-sponsored by the SPJ South Florida Pro chapter, SPJ Region 3 director Jenn Rowell and the Florida College Press Association. Supervising the students were SPJ South Florida secretary Rachael Joyner and 2010 Robert D. …

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