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In an attempt to give students a taste of what it's really like in a newsroom, journalism professors at St. Michael's College in Colchester are trying a new, unprecedented teaching technique — they're laying off their students. This year the kids are getting pink slips instead of report cards.

Ha! Kidding. 

The profs are making a change, though, according to What's Good blogger Tyler Machado, a junior at St. Mike's who's studying journalism.

St. Michael's College is served by a pair of student news publications: The Defender, a traditional print newspaper, and The Echo,an online magazine (for which I served as tech editor this pastsemester).... This is about to change, though, as thespring 2009 semester will see The Defender and The Echo produced by onemerged staff...

Themove is largely designed to provide journalism majors with the widerange of media experience they need to graduate into today's journalismworld. No longer is it good enough for a reporter to know how to takegood notes and write a print story on deadline. The trend now is for"backpack reporters" — journalists who can write, record audio, takepictures and video, and craft a full media package for a story for aprint setting and for the Web. 

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Cathy Resmer is Seven Days' deputy publisher. She's an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter every Monday. She also oversees Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication, Kids VT, and is an enthusiastic wrestling mom... more

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