In fall semester 2012, two SJMC students -- along with students from other University of Minnesota departments -- worked in the newsroom of Minnesota Public Radio News to create an in-depth look at education in Minnesota.
In "Teaching the World in Minnesota," the students interviewed students around the state about the educational opportunity and the role that immigration plays in education and curriculum. Through stories, videos, photos and infographics, the students explored the role that cultures, perspectives and languages play in Minnesota's educational system.
SJMC students Alexandra Sobiech and Mike Zittlow worked with aerospace engineering student Anthony Kwan, computer science student Frank Bi and individualized studies student Alexander Holston to create the project.
The project is now live on MPR's website.
Throughout the semester, the students also published their work and findings through a tumblr blog.
This project was submitted to the Radio Television Digital News Association's Murrow Awards as part of Minnesota Public Radio News's submission for best website. MPR News took home the Murrow Award for Best Website - Large Market Radio.
Left to right: Anthony Kwan, Frank Bi, Mike Zittlow, Alexandra Sobiech and Alexander Holston. (photo courtesy of MPR)
Mike Zittlow and Frank Bi
The students with MPR News editor Bill Wareham, who oversaw the project.