UW-Milwaukee is among the bottom-performing universities for black students, according to a new study from The Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy organization. Only 21 percent of black students graduate from UWM in six years, the study found. Media Milwaukee reporters talked with students and advisors to find out why. Nia Wilson heard from students and advisors […]
Sixteen UWM Journalism students take a trip to Flint, Michigan to find out how the water is still affecting the people living there, nearly three years after a water crisis was first discovered.
Making it in the music business is tough. A young artistic collective travels to Texas to find out for themselves. Check out interviews with both documentarians below and then follow their fun and interesting road trip. Interview with Brock Daul Interview with Ben Slowey
Working full time, soon to be a father, and being the lead singer of a band, one man from Milwaukee chases the dream of becoming a professional musician. Listen to an interview with the documentarian, Jamal Perry, and then watch the insightful video.
Students are staying up all night, all semester in the UWMSchool of Architecture and Urban Planning in order to receive an A and survive the so-called, “Crit Week.”
A glimpse into a single mother’s experience with autism.
A small glimpse into the heroin epidemic surrounding the Milwaukee area through the account of a young resident recovering from addiction; 25-year-old Alissa Schultz addresses the ups and downs associated with the drug as well as how to find hope in finding a life of sobriety.
UW-Milwaukee student Allison Steines takes a week long vow of silence in memory of her sister Kaitlyn, who was unable to speak for 13 years. Allison and fellow documentarian Stephen Coss discuss the project in the audio interview below. Then watch the powerful documentary.
Student artists from UW-Milwaukee live in elderly care facilities where they put on artistic workshops and build friendships with the residents. Hear more from the documentarians in the podcast below and then watch their amazing video:
Starting with data from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, students with Media Milwaukee took an in-depth look at the record 343 drug overdose deaths in the county in 2016. They analyzed the data and interviewed officials, families and experts. These reports provide a telling look at who died; the drugs that killed them; where […]
On January 21, 2017, more than one million people marched in cities across the United States to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. The largest crowd was in Washington, D.C. but dozens of other cities hosted marches, including Madison and Milwaukee. See our coverage below.
A “modern-day leper.” Those are his words. Ventae Parrow is branded by the state of Wisconsin as a “homeless sex offender” and, by many in society, an outcast to be feared, warned about, and shunned. He’d have more rights to move freely if he’d killed someone. He’s served his prison sentence (again), but the elaborate […]
Concerns about football concussions have been well known for years now; there was even a Hollywood movie about it. However, no oversight agency in Wisconsin tracks non-catastrophic high school football concussions in a systematic fashion, and many state school districts make it exceptionally difficult – even impossible – for someone to learn the number of […]
A Native American student, on the edge of graduation, reflects on his journey of cultural rediscovery and revitalization.
Students in JAMS 602 spent the fall semester reporting and writing in-depth stories on topics of their choice. Find their multimedia presentations here.
An inspiring story about how loyalty, determination, and a dog played key roles into the 10-year friendship between an unlikely pair.