MACON, GEORGIA — As part of the Mercer On Mission program for Mercer University-Macon, the Center for Collaborative Journalism will embed its journalism students this summer with the university’s global mission teams including in Cambodia, Honduras, Kenya and Vietnam.
Director of Center for Collaborative Journalism Tim Regan-Porter says the journalism students will learn the craft of storytelling and advocacy journalism and will use those skills to tell the stories of the Mercer On Mission teams. “I am especially delighted to add a pilot program this year involving CCJ,” said Regan-Porter.
Started in 2007, Mercer On Mission provides experiences for students through a combination of academic instruction, culture immersion, service and spiritual reflection. To date, 873 Mercer University students have participated in trips to 77 sites in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.