Podcast: Is going to college still the smarter option?

By Anna Zim­mer­mann | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 12, 2023 In today’s first episode of “Small Sto­ries, Big Pic­ture,” we are delv­ing into the evolv­ing land­scape of high­er edu­ca­tion, and more specif­i­cal­ly, why col­lege enroll­ment has been mak­ing a steady decline.  I spoke with for­mer Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut stu­dent, Lily Loewenguth, and Car­ly Zin­gus, a cur­rent junior atCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Is going to col­lege still the smarter option?”

Podcast: Learn with me today — Welcome to the world of puppetry

By MAINA DURFOUR | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 5, 2023  When you think of pup­petry, I’m pret­ty sure the first image that comes to your mind is the Mup­pet show. The sec­ond option is that noth­ing comes to your mind, and you don’t know much about it. Well, today, we’re div­ing into the world of pup­petry, through its his­to­ryCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Learn with me today — Wel­come to the world of puppetry”

Podcast: How literature can help us learn about the environment

By Maï­na Durafour | UConn Jour­nal­ismOcto­ber 30, 2023 The envi­ron­ment is a con­cern for many peo­ple as we hear about cli­mate change fre­quent­ly. We can find a lot of infor­ma­tion through news­pa­pers, doc­u­men­tary, or media in gen­er­al. How­ev­er, those infor­ma­tion are not always digestible for read­ers. This inter­view with UConn Eng­lish Pro­fes­sor Wayne Franklin intro­duces anoth­erCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: How lit­er­a­ture can help us learn about the environment”

Podcast: Lacrosse Close-up

With Anna Zim­mer­mann and Raye Neil | Octo­ber 30, 2023  Today we talked with UConn lacrosse play­er Raye Neil about her expe­ri­ences with being the minor­i­ty in a pri­mar­i­ly white sport and what it has been like as a black female ath­lete to com­pete at a high lev­el.  Anna Zim­mer­mann: Hel­lo and wel­come. My name is AnnaCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: Lacrosse Close-up”

Podcast: What Does the Future of Fossil Fuel Free UConn Look Like?

By Kather­ine Jimenez | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 14, 2022 Cold­er win­ters and hot­ter sum­mers. You bet­ter pre­pare for them because cli­mate change has entered Con­necti­cut. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut, along with oth­er parts of the state, expe­ri­enced a dan­ger­ous drought this sum­mer which left many res­i­dents with­out water. State offi­cials even advised res­i­dents to begin con­serv­ing water. But manyCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast: What Does the Future of Fos­sil Fuel Free UConn Look Like?”

Behind the Stories Podcast: Reporting on Race and Racism as a Journalist

The news media is fac­ing a reck­on­ing over diver­si­ty, equi­ty and inclu­sion. UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents Sama­ra Thack­er, Court­ney Gavitt and Jor­dana Castel­li go behind the sto­ries to find out how jour­nal­ists should cov­er race and racism, and how to avoid prac­tices and reflex­es that mar­gin­al­ize peo­ple.  Fea­tur­ing inter­views with SNY sports anchor Chris Williamson, NextShark headCon­tin­ue read­ing “Behind the Sto­ries Pod­cast: Report­ing on Race and Racism as a Journalist”

Behind the Stories Podcast: How news reporting changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents Izzi Bar­ton, Bren­dan Car­pen­ter and Raquel Williamson go behind the sto­ries to find out how jour­nal­ists adapt­ed to remote work dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic.  Charles Sen­nott, founder and edi­tor of The GroundTruth Project, explained how Report for Amer­i­ca reporters had to do their work “with incred­i­ble respect” for the pan­dem­ic and the job ofCon­tin­ue read­ing “Behind the Sto­ries Pod­cast: How news report­ing changed dur­ing the COVID-19 pandemic”

Viral Minds Podcast: You Said Forever Now I Can’t Stop Listening To This Song

By Ayan­nah Brown | UConn Jour­nal­ismMarch 9, 2021 The song “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodri­go has tak­en over the Inter­net in the past few months. With mil­lions of videos post­ed with the hash­tag #dri­ver­sli­cense, mul­ti­ple Tik Tok chal­lenges and record break­ing num­bers of plays and down­loads, it’s safe to say this song has gone full viral. But whatCon­tin­ue read­ing “Viral Minds Pod­cast: You Said For­ev­er Now I Can’t Stop Lis­ten­ing To This Song”

Podcast Transcript: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories

The ‘Crash Course’ newslet­ter team brings you behind the sto­ries this week with a pod­cast to hear from three Con­necti­cut polit­i­cal jour­nal­ists — from left, Daniela Alti­mari of The Hart­ford Courant, Emi­lie Mun­son of Hearst Con­necti­cut, and Amber Diaz of WTNH-TV. They talk about their expe­ri­ences cov­er­ing the 2020 elec­tion and the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. WeCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pod­cast Tran­script: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories”

Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

By MAYA MOORE, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Not all inci­dents of racism that have occurred at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut are as bold as scream­ing the N‑word in a park­ing lot. Although the lat­ter inspired an impas­sioned response from the UConn stu­dent body, the “auda­cious moments” that take place behind the scenes were equal­ly asCon­tin­ue read­ing “Tip­ping Point Pod­cast: ‘Auda­cious Moments’ spur move­ment to upend racism at UConn”