“There are signs that marijuana coverage, like the cannabis scene itself, is evolving. If cannabis continues to be a news draw, it could lead to ever-more skillful and in-depth journalism on the subject. It’s a promising sign that journalism professors such as Matranga are teaching classes on marijuana journalism.” -Joel Warner, International Business Times. Marijuana Has Become A Media Darling, But Are Journalists Too Soft On Pot
The conversation surrounding cannabis in American culture is evolving every day, and the reporting is changing with the times. Andrew Matranga, a teaching professor of Media, Film and Journalism Studies Department at the University of Denver, has developed a course that seeks to engage with the reporting on America’s New Normal.
The activity for the news related to Cannabis and Journalism takes place on the Twitter hashtag #CannabisJournalism, on Instagram at the @CommunicatingCannabis feed and on the @AmericasNewNormal Facebook page. The content comes from the account of the course instructor @AndrewMatranga.
Deep in the single strain Sueño grow of @sweetgrasskitchen during a field trip for #cannabisjournalism taught by @andrewmatranga at the University of Denver. This is often the first time students have experienced a #marijuana grow, and they meet these ladies who are cross between Blue Dream and Sour Diesel. Always a highlight of this course to learn about this unique edible business. #cannabis #weed #edibles #sweetgrasskitchen #microdosingcannabis
This hashtag is used to track relevant topics in marijuana reporting, with national and international news relevant to classroom conversation topics.