Description of the video:
The Media School Indiana University
Students work in the Beckley Studio in Franklin Hall.
Associate professor Jim Kelly talks:
"Whether it's entertaining each other, whether it's supporting each other in times of tragedy or loss, the journalist is there to help the community understand itself better by way of storytelling."
The camera pans around a classroom full of students.
Holden Abshier, student:
"It's just wild to meet someone, you know, who was breaking stories about Katrina and somebody who was, you know, living in Northern Ireland during the IRA. More than anything, I've just met a lot of people who have come from a lot of different corners of the globe."
Students work and talk with each other.
"The key to our educational approach is a careful blend of theory and practice. To learn journalism is to do journalism."
Senior lecturer Anne Ryder:
"One way to get involved is to write for the IDS or sign up for IU Student Television. They get to go even as freshmen and sophomores right on the air that way."
Students are shown working on the newspaper in the Indiana Daily Student newsroom.
"One of the great things about getting a journalism education here at Franklin Hall is that you don't have to wait. As soon as you hit campus, you could join the Indiana Daily Student. You can join WIUX radio. You can join IUSTV. You can take part in journalism with your fellow students."
Students work on a segment for IUSTV. Students walk in and out of Franklin Hall.
"This hands-on approach is fundamental to the way that we teach journalism here at Indiana University."
Ryder is shown working with broadcast students inside the Beckley Studio in Franklin Hall.
Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo speaks:
"Communication is a huge field, and there are a lot of different sectors in which you can engage with communication or create media of some sort, and journalism really provides an ethical way of entering storytelling. I am an assistant professor in the journalism unit, and I teach social media journalism and social media advocacy in journalism."
Professor of practice Kathleen Johnston speaks.
"I'm actually a professor of professional practice this year. And I am also the founding director of what you're seeing behind us, which is The Media School's new Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism."
The camera pans around the space for the new center.
"I'm going to teach the students how to be the next generation of investigative reporters."
"I'm the adviser for the National Association of Black Journalists, and the group has been around at IU for almost a decade I believe."
The camera shows the outside of Franklin Hall and the statue of Ernie Pyle.
"The group interested in representation about black media creation and about the status of black journalists in the mainstream media also that are out there and under-represented. And so it is sort of a space or place for us for our students to sort of talk about these issues that evolve when it comes to race and the media."
"After students complete their education here in Bloomington, they take up important jobs reporting and editing at newspapers, television stations, radio stations, magazines and a host of web-based journalism outlets.
The camera shows the Ernie Pyle statue and the area outside Franklin Hall and the Sample Gates.
Ryder talks while the camera pans around students sitting in a classroom:
"It's multi-platform journalism, and it will help you whether you're going into advertising or public relations or sports reporting, broadcasting, print reporting, magazine or if you just go to work for a medical company and you say, 'hey I can put that video together for your website.' These are all skills that you can use."
"We hold someone accountable. We investigate, we expose something, and we put it at someone's feet and say 'why did you do this' or 'how are you going to fix this?'That's what we do."
"Students in journalism are interested in one thing — saving the world from itself."
Students are shown working and talking in the newsroom of the Indiana Daily Student.
Filmed and produced by Ethan Hamilton
Music: "The Ripples of Life" Composition: Eric Chevalier