In late 2009, Seattle University’s Center for Strategic Communications hosted a groundbreaking Journalism Fellowships program to help build public awareness of family homelessness in Washington state.
Eight Seattle journalists representing six different news organizations went back to school in the spring of 2010 to learn about family homelessness in Washington state. Together with eight Seattle University students selected as research assistants, the Fellows attended three day-long seminars during spring quarter and conducted independent research. Their in-depth news coverage began appearing in summer 2010 and continued through spring 2012, in newspapers, on radio and TV, online and elsewhere.
The project continued with the fellowship awarded to The Herald in Everett (Snohomish County) and concluded with South Sound magazine in Pierce County.
Connect to the Fellows’ Projects
- The Herald of Everett
- InvestigateWest (by Carol Smith and team)
- KUOW Radio (by independent producer Dominic Black)
- Dan Lamont’s photojournalism project
- PBS Newshour (by Northwest correspondent Lee Hochberg)
- Real Change (by associate editor Rosette Royale)
- Seattle Times (by Nina Pardo, Erika Schultz, Lornet Turnbull and others from the news team)
- South Sound Magazine (by Jeff Burlingame)