1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests
Students with a keen interest in tackling current events-- whether it be a natural disaster, fashion trend, or political upheaval-- are well-suited for a mentorship in journalism. A mentorship in journalism allows students to develop their own compositional style across a wide range of media, including podcasts, news blogs, magazines, television, and multimedia technologies.
Journalism students develop initiative, persistence, and imagination as they research, debate, read, and watch media. In addition to learning how to craft a compelling story about real issues they care about, students will learn how to vet sources, effective ways to conduct an interview, what are ethical journalistic practices, and how to build credibility. Final projects can range from creating a portfolio of shorter local news pieces to a longer form work of journalism to an original podcast.