A good radio story does more than just convey information. In this course, students will use the tools of investigative journalism and reporting to uncover hidden and under-reported stories from U.S. history. They will combine first-person stories, archival recordings, and original research, creating new forms of storytelling to document the Civil Rights Movement. The class will use writing, audio, and--in some cases--video production to capture and tell stories that will soon be lost and have never been told. The course includes an interviewing and reporting trip to Alabama and Mississippi.
Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores may apply to enroll in this course, which is limited to 12 students. Applicants must be available for a mandatory domestic fall-break reporting trip. Applications are due by NOON on Monday, April 22, 2019; admission decisions will be returned to applicants as soon as possible.
Interested students may email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at email@example.com with any questions.