ITHACA, NY - Candace King, a senior journalism major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, recently traveled to Alabama as part of a team of student journalists to document and provide coverage to NBC News of the 50th anniversary Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights.
The Park School partnered with NBC News to provide coverage used for "NBC Nightly News" and at NBCnews.com.
James Rada, associate professor of journalism in Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications, led the team of six student journalists to Alabama. King interviewed some of the original marchers and put together stories on such activities as a mentoring program for young men in Selma and a community art project.
King also participated in an online discussion on Tuesday, March 10, hosted by PBS's EduationShift website, which focuses on innovations in journalism education.
The story "Of Selma's Past and Future: Young Activists Marching Forward," written by King, was featured on the NBC News website.