It truly was a pleasure hosting your class! Their questions were so interesting and insightful. I hope the experience will help broaden their horizons as they continue pursuing journalism as a minor.
Before I forget, here are those links I promised to send your way on our various student/recent grad opportunities:
- More information on our Emerging Reporters Program, which offers selected students a $4,500/semester stipend so they can instead focus on creating great journalism with their campus or local outlets: https://www.propublica.org/fellowships/emerging-reporters-program.
- More information on our 2019 diversity scholarships program, which earlier this year provided 20 students the opportunity to attend journalism conferences like NABJ, ONA, and IRE. Dependent on funding, we should be relaunching this later this year/early 2020: https://www.propublica.org/article/propublica-wants-to-pay-for-students-to-attend-a-journalism-conference-in-2019.
- More information on ProPublica’s fellowships, spanning reporting, data, research, news apps, and more: https://www.propublica.org/fellowships.
And some links to the ProPublica stories we mentioned as well.
- Caroline’s breaking story on how a local hospital in Newark was keeping a vegetative patient on life support purely to inflate its survival stats: https://www.propublica.org/article/audio-shows-hospital-kept-vegetative-patient-on-life-support-to-boost-survival-rates. Following our report, CMS has said it will be investigating as well.
- “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” which was recently turned into a Netflix series: https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story.
- On the TSA’s invasive searches that disproportionately target members of the transgender community: https://www.propublica.org/article/tsa-transgender-travelers-scanners-invasive-searches-often-wait-on-the-other-side
- And Connor’s piece for our Local Reporting Network looking into how Alabama sheriffs routinely release sick patients on the verge of medical emergencies or expensive surgeries as a way to bypass paying for their health care: https://www.propublica.org/article/these-sheriffs-release-sick-inmates-to-avoid-paying-their-hospital-bills.