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Medill students report on the threat of global infectious disease

“The Perfect Storm,” a project by seven graduate students reporting under the Medill National Security Reporting Project and published by VICE News, details how the U.S. government allowed gaping holes in an early warning system designed to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

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MSJ student reports on LGBT and women’s rights in South Africa

In February, current graduate journalism students traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Hear from Alexandra Whittaker (MSJ16) about how the trip opened her eyes to new ways to consider race, privilege, ethics and culturally sensitivity while reporting in an international location, and what it was like meeting South African dignitaries like Justice Edwin Cameron.

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MSJ students cover drug abuse in San Juan, Puerto Rico

In February, current graduate journalism students reported from Puerto Rico as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Raquel Zaldivar (MSJ16) talks about reporting from the San Juan neighborhood of La Perla on “heroin use and abuse” and the island’s future.

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MSJ students in Argentina report in Spanish

In February, current graduate journalism students traveled to Argentina as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Haydee Clotter (MSJ16) reported in Spanish about sweatshops and forced labor – hear more about her experiences in Buenos Aries.

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MSJ students in Pakistan work with local news organizations to publish video, print content

In February, current graduate journalism students reported from Pakistan as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 12 different trips across the globe during a one-week hiatus from class. Michael Bacos (MSJ16) talks about working with journalists at news organizations like Express TV and City 42 in Lahore, and how classmates even reported in Urdu to make their stories more impactful.

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Medill students report from Chile through global initiative

Medill BSJ and MSJ students had the opportunity to travel to Santiago, Chile, to report live from the Colchagua Valley on its culture, people, and traditions. Hear from Lizet Alba (BSJ16) on what she calls one of the “most unique learning opportunities” she’s ever had.

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Sagging Pants? Jail time from one Cook County judge

The Medill Watchdog/WGN Investigates review identified 74 cases, between the start of 2011 through August of 2014, when Cook County judges ordered people in their criminal courtrooms like Stevon James to go to jail for something they said or did.

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Medill welcomes new students at MSJ Admit Days

A group of 77 young and bright individuals gathered to attend the MSJ Admits Days to experience, first hand, what it would be like to spend their time becoming a journalist at Medill.

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Trip to Qatar fuels passion for international news

This spring break, Kalina Silverman (BSJ16) traveled with 16 fellow students and two staff members from Medill and Northwestern's School of Communication to Doha, Qatar.

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Documentary Class showcases student films

The Medill students filmed documentaries. The undergraduate class produced six documentaries from 19 filmmakers and the graduate class created six films.

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