Journalist of the Year Portfolio

Posts tagged Issue-driven
United we stand

When The Dallas Morning News directly connected our school with alumnus and "alt-right" architect Richard Spencer '97, we knew we had to respond. Incorporating many different perspectives from around the community and covering his graduation class's large fundraising campaign in an act of repudiation, we shaped this in-depth cover package for our community.

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Trial by fire

After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia Aug. 11-12, I immediately knew we would need to localize the situation and its impact to our community. To do this, we hosted a round-table discussion among various school leaders in attempt to narrow the implications of Charlottesville to our campus.

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The revolution has begun

The fourth industrial revolution — characterized by the creation of technology that blurs the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres — is currently underway. At the time of this story's release, many of our community members had never heard of this, while some students and alumni were the innovators driving this revolution.

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I'm right

When then presidential candidate Donald Trump made a statement about wanting to “punch” a rally protester in the face, we decided to localize this by analyzing how we debate at the school — and how we handle conversations with people we disagree with. To capture this angle, I organized an informal debate between two upperclassman with radically different views to see how the dialogue progressed.

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Calling the shots

When then sophomore Tucker Ribman received the Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award from the Dallas Safari Club, I used the news element to expand the story beyond a simple narrative describing his hunting accomplishments over the years. Although this was one aspect of the story, we also chose to cover the often controversial and blurry lines between conservation and hunting efforts.

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