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Story-hungry students coming to town
Leon Alligood, a 30-year journalist, will be in Warren County next week along with students from MTSU in search of engaging feature stories.
Journalism students from MTSU are coming to McMinnville next week to find and tell a few stories.The students are members of a unique feature writing class that takes students on the road for three weeks. McMinnville will be the second stop for class members, who are partnering with the Southern Standard for this leg of the class.“This is an immersion variety of journalism instruction where we take students out of the classroom and put them into the field in places where they don’t know anyone and don’t know the lay of the land,” said MTSU associate professor Leon Alligood, who will be leading the students. Alligood, a journalist for 30 years before joining MTSU in 2008, spent much of his career covering the state for the Nashville Banner and The Tennessean.“MTSU has students going overseas on study trips each summer.