Good GOD, people, I thought it would take all week to get this handled. I barely had time to eat lunch and you’d polished off both student newspaper projects! Nearly $400 in about six hours. Nice job.
Be sure to read the comment thread to the original post for input from the teachers involved, as well as some suggestions from them for other projects to give to if we’d, you know, slammed this one shut before you got a chance to contribute.
Teacher Dave, who posted one of the projects, also sent alonga note to all the donors:
will go a long way toward ensuring the continued success of these
students, the continued emphasis on the importance of effective
local-level journalism, and the continued improvement of the engagement
of the whole school in a thoughtful forum.
Many of those who
donated to this project did so on the request of a web journalist,
which underscores the importance of having thoughtful people in charge
of our ever-changing media environment. Journalism does have the
potential to encourage its readership to make both good and bad
decisions. In this case – and hopefully, in the case of my student
journalists – the advice and outcome were both positive.
look forward to sharing with my students the way in which several
engaged media consumers banded together to support a noble cause. Thank
you for being providing a model of the goodness & greatness that
journalist citizens can promote.
I wouldn’t propose this stuff if I didn’t think you were the kind of people who’d see an opportunity to do good and jump on it. The world is full of misery and there’s too much for any one person to conquer all at once, and damn it sometimes you just feel like a spectator at a huge smoking fire burning down everything important to you. All we have is our own two hands and in the face of that it’s not enough, but this is how we repair things, by doing the job in front of us, and that ripples outward until we can’t see the edges of it anymore.
Everybody who gave, everybody who lent words of encouragement, everybody who spread the word, you did good today. You’ll do more tomorrow. I’m sure of it.