Depth Reports

Here’s a chance to take a deep dive into a topic, to discover the cool stories there and then to tell those stories in photos, video and words – online or on paper or both.

Native American basketball player

Native Daughters Oklahoma

Thanks to the success of its first Native Daughters project – see below – CoJMC was invited by a Native American woman in Oklahoma to turn its lens on that state’s Native women. This website, a magazine and a video documentary are the result.

Native Daughters Oklahoma
Migrant worker in a field

Migrant Workers

Western Nebraska’s farmers used to employ hundreds of migrant workers each summer. But that number has continued to drop. This documentary photography project records the lives of migrant farm workers and the way technology has affected their livelihood and way of life.

Migrant Workers
Rally at capitol for immigrant reform

Immigration

Immigration is a big issue in Nebraska. This student-produced website takes a look at the challenges and opportunities facing immigrants in the state as well as the way Nebraska has – or hasn’t – adapted to its newest residents.

Immigration
Woman in the streets of Bolivia

Bolivia

A grant from the Carnegie Corporation of America funded a student reporting trip to Bolivia. The resulting magazine and website focus on how indigenous Bolivians are reinventing their nation for themselves and their children.

Bolivia
Nebraska soccer

Special Olympics

The national Special Olympics came to Lincoln in 2010, and CoJMC students covered the athletes and the games, producing on-the-spot reporting as well as a website highlighting the events and participants.

Special Olympics
Native American woman laughing

Native Daughters

The first Native Daughters magazine and website focused on the vital role Native American women continue to play in their culture – as healers and warriors, story tellers and law makers, leaders, environmentalists and artists.

Native Daughters
Man riding a horse at the rodeo

Real Nebraska

When the Great Recession touched all parts of the nation’s geography and economy, a group of UNL students set out to document its effect on Nebraska. Students produced a multi-media project that examined housing, ethanol, banking, ranching, farming, small towns and river towns.

Real Nebraska