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The Invisible Injury
Professor Chris Harvey's spring 2014 health reporting capstone class takes a deep look at the impact of head injuries on our most vulnerable athletes -- and examines the steps school districts are taking to safeguard them.
Still No Cheering Series Features Christine Brennan
Number 7 in the series. Still No Cheering in the Press Box focuses on the long-time CBS Sports Reporter.
Merrill College History
Read Frank Quine's history of the Humphrey House and it's impact on Merrill College of Journalism history.
Maryland Is Now A Member of the B1G 10!
Watch the University of Maryland video to hear Dean Lucy Dalglish talk about how membership in the B1G will impact the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Breaking News from Capital News Service
The latest Maryland political and policy news from Merrill student reporters in our Annapolis, Washington and College Park news bureaus.
Student Journalism Projects
"The Invisible Injury: Concussions in Teen Sports" was reported and produced in spring 2014 by a health reporting capstone class at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The project, led by faculty member and editor Chris Harvey, takes a deep look at the impact of head injuries on our most vulnerable athletes -- and examines the steps school districts are taking to safeguard them. The project benefitted from input by editors at Kaiser Health News in Washington, D.C. Follow updates about concussions on social media: #concussions on Twitter, "Teens and Sports Concussions" on Pinterest.
A Capital News Service multimedia investigation of a proposed LNG export terminal at Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay. The current facility was designed to handle imports of natural gas. But the US is now the worlds largest producer of natural gas and is looking to create facilities to export the energy resource. The plan to export gas has raised questions across the state about whether the plant will be a boon for the economy or cause significant damage to the environment.
The Capital News Service produces a multimedia oral history of a Canadian Football League team that only lasted two years in Baltimore. The Stallions came to town after the Colts betrayed its fans - in 1984 - leaving for Indianapolis in the middle of a snowy night. And though little remembered, the team had an impact - winning a Grey Cup championship and helping to pave the way for the return of the NFL and the Ravens 12 years later.
Students in the college's Urban Affairs Reporting class use Baltimore as a laboratory to cover issues of importance to cities. The class is taught by Sandy Banisky, Merrill's Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism, a former deputy managing editor of The (Baltimore) Sun. Their most recent project was a look at Baltimore's public transit woes. Read the story on the CNS website.
Student journalists from the University of Maryland and other universities around the country annually take part in the News21: Carnegie-Knight Initiative program - based at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - to deeply investigate an issue of import. Past investigations have looked at voter rights, food and transportation safety and most recently, post 9/11 veterans. The multiplatform stories are widely carried by media. The News21 project for 2014 is to look at gun issues around the U.S.