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We are documenting here the efforts of a special, one-of-a-kind sensor journalism project underway by the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University.

This special project, “What’s in the Air,” is a collaborative between journalism and geology students from San Diego State University along with inewsource, a nonprofit news organization, to experiment with the concept of using electronic sensors to test air quality in San Diego in an effort to help the public be more informed about pollution and its impact on the city.

This project is administered by the Online News Association with support from Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation.

Local Press Coverage:

We have been featured in the local press. Here are some of the stories covered about this class and the project:

SDSU Students Collaborate on Air Study: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/26/sdsu-departments-to-collaborate-on-air-quality/

An Unlikely Pair: http://universe.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news.aspx?s=75351

$1 Million Challenge to Hack Journalism: http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news.aspx?s=74874

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