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Archive for March 28th, 2007

Stater blog: Back to Biloxi

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

It’s worth mentioning, just because I haven’t yet, the Stater is blogging from Biloxi this week.

Check out the Back to Biloxi blog.

They have Stater reporters and a photographer down there updating and shooting. They also have other volunteers posting several updates a day.

For background: Last year several hundred KSU students went to Biloxi for spring break to help clean up after Hurricane Katrina. Kent has kind of taken on this project as a major service program for the school, sending another delegation over winter break and this group now.

I think it’s most interesting to read the posts and see kind of a snapshot of what’s going through the individuals’ minds. It’s worth checking out. I like the idea of the temporary blog, too. There is no pressure to keep this up or need to. Use the blog as a standalone feature as you might any other project.

Last year, we did some blogging from Biloxi, but not this detailed or this much. Mostly, we threw a lot into the packages that came out the following week. We put out a special section with profiles on interesting people and several photo pages of the photographer’s favorite photos from the week as well as a blurb about their experiences. (There were probably half a dozen photogs on that trip last year documenting the sights.) I’m interested to see what they have planned for next week.