The Story Next Door

Community Journalism In Action – March 7-8, 2014

A storytelling experiment with top professional journalists who will be presenting their work and mentoring students during a weekend multimedia conference.

The Story Next Door posterThe Story Next Door is a grand storytelling experiment that brings top professional journalists to present their work and mentor students during a weekend multimedia project. Together we’ll bridge the campus and community and partner journalists who’ve excelled in their field with students who aspire to their profession. We will learn from one another, share stories and create a portrait of Meadville through multiple voices and visions.

The storytelling component of the conference, on Friday, March 7, will be a sunrise-to-sunset multimedia documentary. Members of the community are welcome to join students from Allegheny College and Ohio University, which is partnering with Allegheny on the project, as they spread throughout Meadville to capture stories. Participants are encouraged to sign up for shifts and are not expected to work the entire day.

Editing facilities and support, an “open newsroom” for the day in the lobby of the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts, will give students and other participants a real sense of what it is to work in a newsroom under deadline.


For more information email: Cheryl Hatch or Richard Sayer

Sponsored by the John C. Sturtevant Memorial Lectureship, the Journalism in the Public Interest and Women’s Studies programs at Allegheny College, The Campus, Ohio University School of Visual Communication and the Scripps College of Communication.