Student work

 
Photo: Mary Jo Contino

Photo: Mary Jo Contino

in-depth reporting

In my capstone journalism class, students spend a semester reporting, writing and producing a story on a newsworthy topic of their choice. The ACLU told Mary Jo Contino that UW-Milwaukee's transgender locker room policy is “deeply flawed," but her investigation found that the university is quietly standing by its controversial stance on "nonconforming genitalia" -- awaiting Supreme Court guidance.

Photo courtesy Rukiya Stewart

Photo courtesy Rukiya Stewart

audio storytelling

I teach audio recording and editing in my entry-level journalism class. In StoryCorps style, journalism students recorded fun and poignant conversations with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekend.

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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, UW-Milwaukee 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.

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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.