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Loyola Students Launch Lincoln Bicentennial Website




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Loyola Students Launch Interactive Website in Honor of Lincoln Bicentennial

CHICAGO— Loyola University Chicago journalism students are celebrating the 200th birthday of one of our country’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, by launching an interactive Website in his honor.

Students enrolled in Professor John Slania’s course, Lincoln and Citizen Journalism, are studying Lincoln in contemporary society and creating a Web magazine packed full of articles, photographs, recorded audio, video, blogs, and much more. The site can be found at www.luc.edu/orgs/lincolnatloyola.

"Journalism is shifting in a new direction. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to go into journalism, as well as many others fields, to get experience by reporting, writing and telling stories on multiple platforms,” Slania said.

Organized as a newsroom within the classroom, the students act as an actual media center. They record living history and document Lincoln’s impact on America today while creating a compelling Web magazine that captures the essence of this famous president.

The students hope to learn the history and importance of our country’s 16th president and share their findings as a contribution for Illinois’ statewide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration.

This class is just one of many courses, presentations, speeches and lectures at Loyola in celebrations of the Bicentennial. Loyola is marking the event with a February 11, appearance of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin presenting a lecture on “Lincoln and Leadership.”

For additional information, contact John Slania, Journalism Program Director, at jslania@luc.edu.