Monday, March 21, 2016

Writing Wrongs 2016: Call For Participants (Fall 2016)

Applications are now open for Writing Wrongs 2016. 

Writing Wrongs will take place over Labor Day weekend 2016 (September 3-5), when a group of students will visit Easy Does It, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility with locations in Reading and Leesport, PA.  Lodging and meals will be provided.

Students will visit the treatment center each day during specified times to talk to residents. They may also talk to staff and gather information about what their duties. Students may attend 12-Step meetings and hear from community and political leaders about this epidemic of unprecedented proportions.

Through their participation, students will also be providing community service to Easy Does It by producing a professional publication that highlights the facility and its importance in the community.

Students participating will have the opportunity to:
  • participate actively in journalism and other fields outside of the school environment
  • address a prominent issue in society
  • produce print and news clips and photography for portfolios
By the end of the weekend, students will produce both a print and online version of a newspaper that sheds light on the issue of addiction in Reading through the stories of the residents and staff. A portion of the print newspapers become the property of Easy Does It for distribution to potential donors or other informational purposes. The remaining newspapers will be used as a tool to promote awareness and advocate for change.

The online version, while containing the same articles, will also feature video clips and breakout articles. This edition, of course, has unlimited reach.

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in Fall 2016 may apply. Students studying 

  • writing / editing / journalism
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • electronic and digital media / news / videography
may be especially interested, although any student with talent in the required areas may apply. This year there are opportunities for social media managers.

A minimum of 12 student applicants (and 6 faculty mentors) are needed for this event. For more info and to apply, visit or contact seekreporttruth[at] The deadline for initial applications is May 1.

To see the work of Writing Wrongs 2015, visit

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