UA journalism students aren't just learning how to put together print, online and video stories — they're doing it.
Students handle every phase of production for two publications that are vital sources of news and information for two Arizona communities. They also produce a half-hour video newsmagazine (click HERE to watch the video promo), online-only publications and an online news service.
By producing real-world publications, the students allow their work to be judged by faculty and the public at large. Students also develop critical thinking, research, visual communication and writing skills and learn to deal with the legal and ethical issues that confront professional journalists.
Arizona Sonora News offers readers and media outlets the best journalism being produced by students in the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
El Independiente is the student-produced publication serving South Tucson and the only bilingual publication in the country that is produced by students in a real community on a regular basis. Students work as an editorial staff to create the magazine for a community of 7,500 that is about 85 percent Hispanic.
They call Tombstone "the town too tough to die," and for more than a century, The Tombstone Epitaph has been part of the area's colorful history. Students have produced the local edition since 1975.
Arizona Cat's Eye is the course for students concentrating in broadcast journalism. Through extensive hands-on experience students write, report, shoot, produce, and edit hard news and feature stories for broadcast. The best stories of the semester will air as part of Arizona Cat's Eye, the school's news magazine featured on Arizona Public Media.
Students from the school's science journalism classes produce this magazine. Undergraduates and graduate students from different disciplines learn how to evaluate scientific research, find story ideas and interview scientists. They also partnered with Arizona Public Media to bring some of their stories to life on television on "Arizona Illustrated" on May 8, 2016.