School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Students, faculty spend 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 were 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 were in Puerto Rico, they used 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 were impressed with the content she was posting from this trip.

The group visited several cities and villages for interviews. Their content – articles, photos, video, audio, graphics and more – will be produced for a website and available for other platforms.