The course involves SU and seven other journalism schools (North Carolina, Northwestern, USC, Berkeley, Columbia, Arizona State and Maryland) contributing teams of 10 each to this project, plus a dozen or so students participating from Texas, Nebraska, Harvard and Missouri. (We have a student participating in our class long-distance from Texas this spring; she’ll be joining us this summer here in Syracuse.) These 8 teams are tackling individual reporting projects with the support of funding by the Knight and Carnegie foundations. A total of 90 or so students are involved. The project is broadly defined as “American Tapestry” — how the country’s changing demographics affect the present and future. We’ve defined our piece of the project as homeless veterans. What we produce – and how we produce it – is to be defined by all of us.