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Black Lives Matter protests
Faculty
An article by English Prof. Jack Shuler asks "Can the White People of Small-Town America Get Behind the Movement for Black Lives?"
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Image of man singing and playing guitar
Prof. Doug Swift's video series examine the effects of COVID-19 on the Southeast Ohio region and is featured on WOUB.
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Faculty
Two nooses appear in a small Maine town, and Prof. Jack Shuler provides comment.
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Prof. Doug Swift's COVID-19 video journalism looks at impact on Weasel Boy Brewing Co.
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Pam Houston '83
Alumni
Author Pam Houston '83 gets kudos and the Colorado Book Award for creative nonfiction for her book “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country."
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Mountains
Student News
For his first longform journalism story, Ryan Strother '17, an English and environmental studies double major, headed north.
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Professor and students work on an audio stories for the Podcast-a-thon
Contests
Students and faculty across disciplines learn new storytelling skills through participating in the Three Days of Story: Podcast-a-thon.
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Sia Nyorkor
Workshops & Info Sessions
Sia Nyorkor shares her experiences from the field of newscasting and multimedia journalism.
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Sarah Schweitzer
Workshops & Info Sessions
Narrative journalist Sarah Schweitzer talks with NJ students about immersive reporting on children.
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Molly Born
Workshops & Info Sessions
Molly Born shares with narrative journalism concentrators her experiences in the field with print, audio and film reporting.
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Awards & Honors
Alina Panek '20, a Comm. major with a Narrative Journalism concentration, was awarded Denison's President's Medal, the college's highest student honor.
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Jesse Holland
Workshops & Info Sessions
Jesse Holland shares with narrative journalism students on historic research as a form of reportage as he authors the African American history of D.C.
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Chloe Sferra '20
Student News
Communication & English major Chloe Sferra '20 has been named a Fulbright alternate for South Korea.
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Kristen Millares Young
Workshops & Info Sessions
Investigative journalist Kristen Millares Young shares her reporting experiences with Narrative Journalism students and faculty
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Michael Croley
Faculty
Short story collection, "Any Other Place," by Asst. Prof. Michael Croley wins Weatherford award for fiction.
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Jerry Mitchell
Lectures & Discussions
Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell to teach cold cases masterclass and present a reading from his newly-released memoir.
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Alina Panek '20
An article by Alina Panek '20, investigating the history of Denison's Naked Week, is published in both the Columbus Dispatch & the Newark Advocate.
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Student working on podcast
Workshops & Info Sessions
Audio producers train faculty and students in the craft of audio story production.
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Shawnee Ohio Tecumseh Theater. Photo by Mike Tewkesbury
Faculty
Visiting prof. Doug Swift's short documentary explores life in a former Ohio mining community.
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Jenny sitting on couch
Shanti Basu '19 illuminates the story of Jenny, a woman in recovery from addiction.
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Visiting Artists
Narrative Journalism at Denison and the Beck Series welcome writers Eula Biss and John Bresland to campus for master classes and a joint reading.
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Students in Columbus
Student News
Narrative Journalism students are learning their craft in the classroom and the real world.
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Maggie Messitt
Lectures & Discussions
Mellon fellow Maggie Messitt works toward building a new Narrative Journalism faculty cohort across disciplines.
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Audio producer Jesse Dukes leads NJ Super Week workshop
Workshops & Info Sessions
Students and faculty gather for a series of workshops geared to audio storytelling and more.
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Panelists at the Between Coasts Forum
Narrative Journalism at Denison continues to support national journalists reporting from the “middle” of America.
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Drag Scene
Students
Socially conservative Serbia might not seem a natural stage for gender-bending performance artists, but Monica Starr '20 finds a burgeoning presence.
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Kerry Shea Penland
Student journalist Shanti Basu '20 writes about a Newark women's recovery home, launched by Denison entrepreneur coach Kerry Shea Penland.
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Jessica Leeds Richman '20
Students
An article by Jessica Leeds Richman '20, published in 'The Rational,' explores systemic issues with black women's health.
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Portrait of Tariq
Lectures & Discussions
Documentary Photographer Tariq Tarey Speaks on "Refugee: An Exiled Generation" During Narrative Journalism Super Week in November 2019.
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Anna Badken and Mellon fellow Maggie Messitt.
Lectures & Discussions
Author Anna Badkhen visits with Narrative Journalism students in the fall 2019.
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