While the summer months means most Ithaca College students are out of the classroom, it doesn’t mean the learning stops. In fact, for a group of journalism students, this summer was an opportunity to get an amazing real-world experience at a renowned think tank.
From June 3-7, 10 students, accompanied by professor Mead Loop, attended journalism bootcamp at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where they produced a multimedia report on cybersecurity.
The group was split up into four teams — story and web editors, audio producers, video producers, and data reporters/visualizers — each of which was tasked with a different portion of the project. The end result was a 3,000-word story, accompanied by three-minute audio and video clips, as well as an infographic that showed the history of cyberattacks in the United States.