Student work

Stories produced in my classes

 
 Photo: Mary Jo Contino

Photo: Mary Jo Contino

in-depth reporting

The ACLU told student journalist Mary Jo Contino that UW-Milwaukee's transgender locker room policy is “deeply flawed," but Contino’s investigation found that the university is quietly standing by its controversial stance on "nonconforming genitalia.”

 Photo courtesy Rukiya Stewart

Photo courtesy Rukiya Stewart

audio storytelling

 In StoryCorps style, entry-level journalism students recorded conversations with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekends in 2017 and 2016.

 Photo: Sabrina Johnkins

Photo: Sabrina Johnkins

Audio storytelling

A mom and daughter took off on a revealing road trip from Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast.

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audio storytelling

Aijia Phillips was just 2 years old when her father, George Phillips Jr., was shot and killed in Milwaukee on August 14, 2012. Now 5, Aijia and her aunt, journalism student Jakayla Phillips, talked about Aijia's handful of memories.

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audio storytelling

After the 2016 presidential election, UW-Milwaukee student journalists fanned out to learn why many of their peers boarded the Trump train, helping turn Wisconsin red.

 Photo: Jaylyn Fahey

Photo: Jaylyn Fahey

Audio storytelling

In the Faces of UWM audio profile series, students reveal fun and poignant stuff about their lives. 

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audio storytelling

Mark DeGeorge has one son, his namesake. That son is transitioning to become his daughter. They talked about how the father-son dynamic shaped their relationship and how a gender transition will change it.