San Quentin News
UC Berkeley Students Assistance Program
San Quentin News offers an editorial assistance program for outside college student photographers, writers and multimedia journalists. The students would collaborate with San Quentin News staff and the Journalism Guild to provide research, writing and media support. The students would help cover outside events that feature the formerly incarcerated, criminal justice issues, or public meetings.
Students would be offered college credits for school work and a prominent mention included in the article or project page. They would have an opportuni- ty to gain work experience, putting his or her journalism education into practice. They enhance their experience on resumes and gain first-hand experience in working with criminal justice and public safety topics.
With these students’ help, San Quentin News would have greater ability to achieve its mission, by cultivating sources on the outside, providing additional media content and performing tasks that incarcerated writers cannot. The students would help writers tell better stories and reach an even larger audience. Additionally, the program would track hours worked, travel expenses and costs of collaboration. This data could be used for future grant-writing.
Students would be offered an opportunity to perform a variety of roles to support San Quentin News.
Welcome Berkeley Students!
San Quentin News’ mission is to report on rehabilitative effort to increase public safety and achieve social justice.
Our staff is looking forward to corroborating with you all on this journalistic mission.