by Lorie Hearn | inewsource

Sensory journalism is coming to San Diego State University!

No, it’s not a return to the ‘80s with a class in the touchy feely, I’m OK, you’re OK.

It means students in the journalism and geology department will team up to install air monitoring devices around San Diego, collect data and publish the results. inewsource will be part of the project.

Thanks to a grant from four foundations, awarded through the Online News Association, inewsource and the schools of journalism & media studies and the sciences will collaborate in class to introduce students to generating and collecting their own data. The community will be a big part of this learning experience, as well, as students work with residents to place the air monitoring devices and track the data.

Read the full proposal (it’s pretty concise):

Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...