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CSU Program Is ‘Win-Win-Win’ for Student-Critics, Theaters and Newspapers

CSU program is ‘win-win-win’ for student-critics, community theaters and local newspapersCleveland State University journalism students are critiquing the Northeast Ohio theater scene – and they’re earning rave reviews for their work.

For a prime example of Engaged Learning in action, look no further. Bob Abelman, Ph.D., a professor of media arts and technology in the CSU School of Communication, received a CSU Civic Engagement Grant to recruit and train a small corps of student-critics to review the productions of dozens of community theaters throughout the region. Delivered on tight deadlines, their write-ups run in print or online for several local media outlets, including the Cleveland Jewish News, The Chagrin Valley Times and The News-Herald.

“The students are not only learning to be arts journalists, but they’re also learning how to be critical thinkers and writers,” Dr. Abelman says.

For the full story, check out CSU’s ENGAGED blog