Student Journalist Create Local Crime Maps

Tarleton State University

 Tuesday, January 31, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Information about campus and city crimes is just a click away with the publication of two maps created by student journalists from the Department of Communication Studies.

The maps are part of the Light of Day Project sponsored by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

The project aims to help students learn how to access government records. Amber Ward and Monica Pierce, editors for Texan News Service, filed requests under the Texas Public Information Act with Tarleton and the Stephenville police departments for crime reports from 2009-2010.

Students in media [...]