WFHB to air student work

The Media School Report • May 11, 2017
Early in the semester, students met with WFHB's Joe Crawford, who helped them shape their projects. (Mike Conway | The Media School)
Early in the semester, students met with WFHB’s Joe Crawford, who helped them shape their projects. (Mike Conway | The Media School)

Community radio station WFHB will air features produced by students in the spring Community Journalism class taught by associate professor Mike Conway.

During the semester, students research and produce stories on community issues. The station picks the best work and runs them during its news programs.

Students’ work will be featured on WFHB’s half-hour, 5 p.m. daily radio newscast, the “Daily Local News,” starting the week of May 15.

  • May 15: Bloomington Affordable Housing by Kate O’Rourke
  • May 16: DACA Students and Deportation Fears by Jessica De La Cruz
  • May 17: The Economics of IU Dorm Housing by Jade Shoppell
  • May 18: Fighting Islamophobia and the Travel Ban by Simon Williams

Other student work will air later in the month.

Conway developed and has taught the class, which is an official IU service-learning course, for 10 years. In the classroom, students examine issues in journalism funding and global alternatives to corporate and advertiser-funded news.