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Student News Bureau stories to be available to student newspapers nationwide

Student athletes are the stories of any Final Four.

But this April, a Student News Bureau will be providing its own exclusive coverage for the event as well, with content tailored to students across the nation.

The students, part of the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, will cover the games, people, events and players involved in next week’s Men’s Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

The coverage, at sportsjournalism.org – the NSCJ’s Web site – and NCAA.com, will include multimedia, stories and photos, focusing on issues on and off the court to bring a student’s perspective to one of the nation’s biggest sporting events.

Coverage will begin Thursday, April 1, and include the Saturday national semifinals and conclude with the national championship game on Monday, April 5.

All coverage will be produced by a 12-member team of students selected from the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses.

The journalists will blog, cover games and news conferences, and create enterprise stories and visuals with a wide appeal to student readers nationwide.

While the coverage will be available to the public at sportsjournalism.org, it also is being offered for use at no charge to publications advised by College Media Advisers members and publication members of Associated Collegiate Press and National Scholastic Press Association.

Representatives from those organizations can apply for access by contacting Ron Johnson, IU Student Media, at finalfour@idsnews.com.
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