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The organic paradigm marks a shift away from the traditional industrial paradigm in education, which has informed formal education since the late nineteenth century. It emphasizes four tenets: vitality, creativity, diversity, and customization. Furthermore, it recognizes individuality and allows students to draw upon their strengths as well as improve upon curricular areas where they are not uniformly strong. Customization of course content allows students to develop content areas specific to their professional or educational goals while working toward common objectives outlined by the instructor. This presentation describes the operationalization of an organic educational paradigm in an undergraduate journalism capstone course.