Community News Lab (COM 362) gives advanced journalism students an opportunity to build a dynamic clip portfolio by writing for any of 66 client community and ethnic newspapers and online news sites in the greater Seattle area.

This year, students wrote for publications such as Woodinville Weekly, Seattle Lesbian, Redmond Reporter, Real Change, Northwest Asian Weekly,, Issaquah Press, International Examiner, Geek Wire, Federal Way Mirror and others.

Students meet twice a week to review basic skills, discuss story assignments and plan digital projects (audio, video, graphics, interactives, etc.) to accompany their stories. The class also embeds each quarter in a local newsroom where they meet with professionals, learn about the news environment, and work on projects for that outlet.

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Top stories from students participating in the Olympia Internship are displayed on the Kaplan Quarterly website. Read stories here >>

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