A new CDS Continuing Education course, Documentary Writing for the Web, is designed to explore a system of writing from a documentary foundation, especially crafted for students who wish to disseminate information through the blogosphere and develop a written body of work. Instructor Carl W. Kenney II will focus on the local community for material: “I’m sending forth folks to explore, report, and write untold stories in Durham. We are in the midst of massive change in the way information is extended—from traditional press to blogsphere—and I’m asking students to help change the way we do just that by equipping them to discover the real Durham.”
Carl W. Kenney II is an award-winning columnist with the News & Observer—The Durham News. Named North Carolina’s “Top Serious Columnist” by the North Carolina Press Association in 2011, he is creator of the popular blog Rev-elution. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Master of Divinity from Duke University; he is a Fellow in Pastoral Leadership Development of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Kenney has over thirty years of journalism experience in broadcast and print, has written commentary for the Independent Weekly and the Durham Herald-Sun, and has authored two novels, Preacha’ Man and Backslide.