Professors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities spent one week in Bowling Green, Kentucky, learning the latest trends for the digital newsroom during the Fund’s Digital News Workshop at Western Kentucky University, led by Dr. Pam Johnson.
The training covered podcasting, graphic design, web design, video and data visualization. Professors worked in teams to produce three multimedia projects. Here are the teams and their projects:
The Kentucky Star
Participants report on a local community nonprofit that helps teens and the potential impact of a proposal to tax nonprofits. Produced by David Squires, North Carolina A&T State University; Michael Pearce, North Carolina Central University; and Jennifer Thomas, Howard University.
Plowed Over: Hard Times for Farmers
A team interviews two farmers about the myriad of obstacles they face from overdevelopment, depressed prices and multinational competition. Produced by Jason Miccolo Johnson, Savannah State University; Kim Smith, North Carolina A&T State University;and Ingrid Sturgis, Howard University.
The Melting Pot on the Hill
A look at racial incidents and hate crimes on the Western Kentucky Campus. Produced by Christine McWhorter, Norfolk State University; Robbie Morganfield, Grambling State University; Angeline Taylor, Florida A&M University; and Victoria Walker, Howard University.