About the project

This project, Washington and Lee: A Place Like Home?, was reported, written, produced and designed by fifteen students who enrolled in a journalism course, Multimedia Storytelling Design, taught in winter 2019 by Toni Locy and Jeff Barry at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Students majoring in journalism, strategic communication and business administration studied how The New York Times and The Guardian put together their Pulitzer Prize-winning interactive stories, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek and NSA Files Decoded: What the Revelations Mean for You.

They then went “behind the curtain” and learned web design skills through HTML and CSS, and used other digital tools to imagine, design and create powerful, compelling interactive features with audio, video, graphics—and words—that are on the cutting edge of journalism and mass communications.

Paige Williams, Olivia Stoffel, Alex Cline, Maya Lora, Mathilde Sharman, Virginia Kettles, Tom Smulsky, Larkin Holtzman, Annie Lentz, Faith Isbell, Madison Hutchins, Alec Gustafson, Adele Petagna, Sutton Travis, Caroline Blackmon (not pictured)

Published on April 8, 2019