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Campus Coverage Project: College Journos Gather at Arizona State

I’m in Phoenix for the next few days at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. EWA is helping out with IRE’s (Investigative Reporters and Editors) third annual Campus Coverage Project conference. Roughly 75 of the nation’s top college journalists were selected to spend four days learning the latest techniques and tips for writing investigative stories.

What do you think are the underreported stories on the nation’s college and university campuses? It’s been argued that community colleges don’t get enough attention — or oversight — and I’m inclined to agree. Additionally, there have been some important stories in the last couple of years on campus crime, including NPR’s series on rape. I’ve noticed many local news outlets have since followed NPR’s lead and looking into this underreported issue.

I’m interested in hearing what the student journalists themselves are saying about higher education. It’s not often I get a chance to hear from such a wide range of voices. What questions do you have for them?



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