As their capstone course in journalism, four teams of students in Washington and Lee’s In-Depth Reporting class prepared major projects on topics of local significance.The teams spent the four-week spring term reporting on those subjects and creating interactive websites that included video as well as a series of newspaper stories.
You can view the final products on the journalism site. The topics were:
• Black in Lexington: Endurance and Hope in a Vanish Community
The team focused on how Lexington’s black community has shrunk from 30 percent of the city’s population to 10 percent.
• Portrait of Rockbridge: Developing a snapshot of the place we call home
Using the 2010 U.S. Census as a jumping-off point, this series of stories examined what the numbers show.
• Building on the Past for a Bright Future
In an examination of the future of Lexington’s downtown and its architecture, the team focused on the future of the R.E. Lee Hotel.
• Helping Heroes Heal
The VA Medical Center in Salem is the focal point of this series.