Students in my Advanced Editing class are getting experience with local copy this semester. They are part of a project that produces The Carrboro Commons, a biweekly newspaper for Carrboro, N.C.
The Commons is a hybrid of print and online. You can read it on the Web in a blog-like format, or you can download the .pdf edition and print it out on letter-size paper. Who knows — perhaps Mario Garcia and other design gurus were correct when they said the future is in small page sizes.
The first Commons of the semester is done. With any launch, we had a few bumps along the way, but I am confident that these students can make the Commons better with each issue.