School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Students, faculty spending winter break on a reporting trip in Puerto Rico

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by drwenger

Journalism and New Media continues to offer students extraordinary reporting opportunities outside the mainland United States. A group of students and faculty are in Puerto Rico for Winter Intersession on a multimedia reporting trip to interview island residents about the impact of Hurricane Maria.

Students used social media tools to identify sources before the trip, and while they are in Puerto Rico, they are using social media to post frequent updates. They are getting quite a following. One student has even been invited to join media professionals on a documentary project in Puerto Rico later this year; they are impressed with the content she is posting from this trip.

As of January 6, the group has already visited four different cities and villages for interviews and will visit several more before they head back to Oxford later this week. Their content – articles, photos, video, audio, graphics and more – will be produced for a website and available for other platforms.

You can follow some of the students on social media: @devnabose (Twitter) and @isthatbritt (Twitter and Instagram).