The Journalism Department at Southern Connecticut State University gives students opportunities to put their theory into practice through a variety of projects. We invite you to explore some of the work our students have produced.
In the fall 2014 inaugural capstone course for the Southern Connecticut State University Journalism Department, nine journalism students interviewed senior citizens to share the biggest change they have experienced or seen in their lifetime. Each student was required to interview three people over the age of 75. One of the persons could be a family member, and one at least one had to be someone of a different race. The oldest interviewee was 102. For the students, it was an eye-opening, emotional, thought-provoking and humbling experience that left an indelible mark on their lives. They produced 15 stories as part of the project.
The project was repeated in the fall of 2015. To see those stories, click here.
In fall 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Capstone course tackled the 100th anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I, as part of a collaboration with the Connecticut State Library. The students interviewed Connecticut residents about their relatives who had somehow served the war effort, and produced video projects and text stories about their involvement. Capstone students also reported on war memorials around the state, and other topics related to Connecticut’s involvement in the war.
All the projects will be published on the Connecticut State Library website, CTinWorldWarI.org, as well.
Students in Multimedia Journalism, Photojournalism, News Reporting & Writing, Television News Workshop and other journalism courses routinely produce projects as part of their coursework. Their work can be viewed on this site by clicking on the course links here, or by clicking on the Student Projects drop-down menu at the top of the page.