Seven projects that Northeastern’s journalism graduate students produced this semester

Before we break for the holidays, we wanted to highlight some of the stellar work our graduate students have done here at Northeastern’s School of Journalism as part of courses taught by Professors Matt Carroll and Meg Heckman.

We’re accepting students for Fall 2018, by the way, so if you’re a recent college grad or early to mid-career journalist looking for the skills to excel in today’s digital newsrooms, apply! As you’ll see from the projects below, our students learn to apply the latest tools to ambitious reporting projects across various platforms. Interested in joining us? Find more information here.


A podcast on life and death

Molly Callahan interviewed a hospice nurse for a podcast to understand the “ultimate mystery that none of us can really grasp.”



A Muslim community center for survivors of domestic abuse

Using SoundCite.JS as well as photos, Aceel Kibbi documented a new Muslim community center supporting survivors of domestic abuse. The piece is published on The Scope, Northeastern School of Journalism’s online platform for neighborhood stories of justice, hope and resilience.



Reliability, affordability and accessibility

Also published on The Scope, Zach Ben-Amots and Kibbi’s video kicking off a series about transit justice in Boston.



Catching lobsters in Massachusetts

Jianou Han, Yumeng Ren and Yanhao Zhang shadowed Steven Holler, a Massachusetts lobsterman of 40 years, to understand the state of the industry.



Probing attitudes towards cybersecurity

Framed around a new Chinese cybersecurity law, which requires Chinese citizens to register their real names and personal information when using the internet to post comments, Yinglong Chen, Yuan Tian and Jieru Xu surveyed more than 100 people in Boston about their feelings on the subject.

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The dark side of Chinatown

Ruobing Su and Hanyang Dong used storytelling tools like JuxtaposeJS to look at how Boston’s Chinatown has changed over the years.


The intersection of art and gentrification

Catherine McGloin created a multifaceted meditation on the role of public art in causing gentrification featuring Cedric “Vise 1” Douglas, a local artist and founder of community art lab, the Up Truck.





Aleszu Bajak

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