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”

One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences

By Katie Moloney, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Every­one is dif­fer­ent. Every­one has things about them that make them unique and see the world dif­fer­ent­ly. My dif­fer­ence is a lit­tle more obvi­ous. I was born with­out my left hand. To this day, doc­tors still aren’t quite sure why. Grow­ing up, I was very self-con­s­cious about my hand.Con­tin­ue read­ing “One Hand Won­der: A Pod­cast About Cel­e­brat­ing Differences”

Behind the Stories: How To Cover Cannabis

There’s momen­tum in Con­necti­cut to legal­ize mar­i­jua­na for recre­ation­al use. Con­necti­cut’s brand new gov­er­nor, Ned Lam­ont, has made legal­iza­tion a pri­or­i­ty for his admin­is­tra­tion. It’s far from a done deal though. The change requires leg­isla­tive approval. And there are plen­ty of groups in Con­necti­cut opposed to the idea, cit­ing con­cerns about peo­ple dri­ving under the influ­ence, youth sub­stanceCon­tin­ue read­ing “Behind the Sto­ries: How To Cov­er Cannabis”