Students in JAMS 602 spent the fall semester reporting and writing in-depth stories on topics of their choice. Find their multimedia presentations here.
There are statistics, maps and numbers—and then there are people. Getting into the minds of voters is exactly what student journalists and instructors set out to do less than three weeks after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in a stunning victory that not many saw coming. One of the […]
Students’ choices on election day fueled Donald Trump’s surprise win in Wisconsin. Journalism students fanned out to ask what motivated young people, or turned them off. Wisconsinites overwhelmingly voted Republican for the first time in a presidential election since 1984. Evan Casey reports. In Milwaukee county, […]
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In StoryCorps style, journalism students recorded fun and poignant conversations with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekend. Rukiya Stewart talks with her mother, Tonia, about their first moments together and life throughout the years. Sisters Kristi Klein and Wendi Miller suffered a terrible loss when they were kids. They sit […]
By Nelson Sederstrom Papers shuffle, sips of coffee are taken, foreheads are wrinkled. There seems to be an elephant in the room joining the staff during this edition of the history department’s meeting of faculty, and the mammal is trumpeting loudly the looming letters and science budget cuts that will not only effect the whole […]
By Nelson Sederstrom Two students sit at a large round table at the Gasthaus bar and restaurant in the basement of the student union at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, with a large orange, white and green flag draped over the glistening wood as they anxiously await the arrival of their first prospective inquirers. The […]
They’re a group of millennial voters affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, little did they know, but their state – and county – were about to become the epicenter of the contentious and consequential 2016 presidential election. In the end, Democrat Hillary Clinton lost Wisconsin to Republican Donald Trump, a victory that helped Trump […]
The first in a three-part series on DiverCity Walking out of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, the last thing you expect to see is a monument to your right, perched atop a small hill. Drawing from many Jewish symbols, such as the menorah and six pillars of Judaism, the monument is […]
Book Review By Amanda Busch Spin. Catherine McKenzie. New York. Harper Collins Publishers. 2012. 419 pages. In non-fiction book, Spin, Catherine McKenzie does a great job at shadowing a young woman throughout her journey at a rehab facility. The author begs us to ask if Katie should take the role as a journalist at a […]
Read the Media Milwaukee investigative report into Milwaukee’s gun court here. Meet our investigative team (click on their names to obtain more information, including how to contact our journalists): Pakou Lee: I am a multimedia journalist at UW-Milwaukee. My interest in journalism derived from watching television. Television was my window view to the world when I […]
More than 3,500 volunteers fanned out over miles of the Milwaukee River basin for the 21st Annual Spring River Cleanup. The volunteers worked to remove tons of trash from the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River watersheds. Armed with audio recorders, journalism students chronicled the cleanup. Brandon Anderegg covered Estabrook Park: Sabrina Johnkins caught up with high school […]
An audio story about students rallying for a higher minimum wage. A long-form feature story on a local skateboarding legend. A class project on Milwaukee-area Holocaust survivors, and a two-student multimedia video and print package on one of them. A student’s contextual piece on campus crime numbers. These are the five diverse stories by UW-Milwaukee […]