Students Tune In through Film
By Patrick Gavin, USA TODAY
"Who says young people are apathetic when it comes to current events? A recent C-SPAN-sponsored contest, StudentCam, encouraged young people to create and submit 10-minute documentaries on issues as diverse as video-game violence and wiretapping. The response from grade-school and high school students across the country was remarkable and enlightening, says Joanne Wheeler, vice president of education relations at C-SPAN...Since April 10, C-SPAN has interviewed a prizewinner on-air each weekday morning and shown the winner's entry. The last segment airs Thursday. All winning documentaries also can be viewed on the Web at www.studentcam.org.