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Remember the Past, Look at the Future of Sports Journalism
Join a distinguished panel of sports experts on #marylandday as they discuss the complex and changing world of sports media. Eaton Theater - Knight Hall - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free!
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The latest Maryland political and policy news from Merrill student reporters in our Annapolis, Washington and College Park news bureaus.
Student Journalism Projects
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.