Student Research

Journalism Capstone Course

The students in the Journalism Capstone research and report stories for an external audience, focusing on written and video storytelling. The course is a culmination of the skills developed in the program. Reporting topics have included:

  • The Change I’ve Seen, profiles of senior citizens reflecting on their lifetime experiences.
  • Remembering World War I, a collaboration with the Connecticut State Library for the 100thanniversary of the war. The project was nationally recognized by the World War One Centennial Commission for its work telling the stories of Americans who participated in the war effort. It was also recognized by Connecticut Explored for its innovation in Connecticut History. 
  • Non-Profit Storytelling, which partnered students with area non-profits to produce stories for their websites, social media accounts, annual reports, websites and brochures. One student project, with the Ethnic Heritage Center, was recognized as part of the “20 for 20: Innovation in Connecticut History” by Connecticut Explored. 
  • SCSU Journalism Alumni, video profiles of journalism graduates to highlight their skills developed in the department, and various career paths. See project here.