Chicago journalism students reflect community memories of 9/11Posted: September 1, 2011
DePaul University students have created a website which speaks of the 10 year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington D.C.
The 9/11 remembrance comes from the Red Line Project, which is working to serve areas along Chicago’s Red Line “L” train.
What DePaul students have done is brought the community together and brought all walks of life to discuss their memories of that fateful day.
Among those asked are Chicago O’Hare airport officials, military veterans, journalists as well as the DePaul and Pakistani communities in the nation’s third largest city.
Readers throughout the world are also encouraged to share their memories by commenting on a separate “Share Your Memories,” page.
“Students report, write and edit stories, photos, multimedia maps, social media and other cutting edge, cross-platform storytelling tools to capture what’s happening in these communities. They also learn about entrepreneurship, mobile media, advertising and web site development,” according to the Red Line Project’s about page.
The Red Line Project are also presently focusing on other features pertaining to its community, including connections between Chicago senior citizens and Loyola University students, as well as the upcoming Chicago Bears football season.
What are other institutions, including the University of Georgia, doing in order to generate public, personalized responses from last decade’s event?