Last week I headed to Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism to participate in the Dow Jones News Fund digital media program with 10 other student journalists who had been selected from around the country. After a few days brushing up on our digital media skills, we got to work reporting on the issue of child drownings in the Phoenix area.
We didn’t get much free time, but I enjoyed soaking in the warmth of Arizona in between interviewing firefighters and pediatric ER doctors, trying to get nat sound from fire trucks, and meeting other young journalists from around the country.
Everything from the website coding, to shooting and editing video, to making infographics was done within five days by the 11 students in the program.
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