Today was the unofficial beginning of my learning community’s service project. (Shoutout to the Narratio kids!!) Last week, we all handed in papers about where we would ideally like to work in the publishing business, and today our professor, Dr. Sora, assigned us to groups of three to five people based on what we wrote. The groups represented departments in the editorial and production sides of a publishing company including Editorial Management, Reporters/Writers, and Arts and Technology.
I was put into the group of reporters and writers, so we will be working closely with Editorial Management, who will decide what they want us to actually write about. My group may even get to visit one of the senior centers in the area to do some interviews, which I think would be really fun. As of now, we’ve had the first meeting with our groups and learned a little bit about what each of us will be doing.
Our overall goal is to work together throughout the semester and eventually publish a book for the senior citizens of Pittsburgh. Since the senior citizens are a bit of a forgotten demographic in the media, Dr. Sora thought publishing something specifically for their age group would be a good way to incorporate service in with our focus on writing. I think they will be happy to meet with us and hopefully enjoy reading our finished project.
More updates about the project to come!