The Ottaway Seminar this fall is tentatively titled “The Kids’ Story: Telling Stories of American Inequity Through the Lens of Youth.” The professor is Sarah Carr, a contributing editor at the Hechinger Report, former investigative editor at the Boston Globe (focusing on education and equity), and author of Hope Against Hope, for which she embedded in schools in New Orleans to tell the story of students’ and teachers’ experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading
Several years ago, I had the privilege of teaching Tom Casey, a wonderful student. After graduation, he started a promising career in journalism. He gained national attention when he bravely resisted pressure to write a story in a way that he thought was ethically wrong and got fired. You can read about it here. Tom died at the age of 26 in a car accident, just before he was to start graduate school. Tom’s parents, a school custodian and a nurse, decided to establish a scholarship for journalism students to honor Tom’s memory. I worked closely with the Caseys, who are beautiful and generous human beings, on making this opportunity a reality.
– A note from Prof. Lisa Phillips
This fall, the DMJ Department will be offering “The Art of the Pitch,” a one-credit course on what it takes to be a media producer. The class will be taught by Ed Carroll, the former Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks. Continue reading