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Journalism academy invites applicants

September 5, 2008

There's still time grab a spot on the front lines of today's changing media.

Applications are due today for the fourth Citizen Journalism Academy.

The joint effort of The World Company and Kansas University's William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications will teach participants how news decisions are made, how to ask the right questions, explore the ethics of storytelling and touch on a number of other key topics.

New this year, the course will focus on the economy, specifically the impact of the current downturn, and seek to provide information for overcoming challenges when money is tight and costs are on the rise in both the public and private sectors.

Applications will be available online at cja.ljworld.com/applications/submit through 5 p.m. today. Or candidates can send an application to Cody Howard, 6News news director, 645 N.H., Lawrence, KS 66044.

The class will be selected the week of Sept. 15. It runs for five consecutive Monday evenings, from Sept. 29 through Oct. 25. There is no charge.

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