WAMU 88.5 home page on May 8, 2013

WAMU 88.5 homepage on May 8, 2013

Seventeen journalists in Amy Eisman‘s “Writing and Editing for Convergent Media” class in American University’s School of Communication in four months completed an amazing project called “Half the Battle.”

It covers the difficulties that veterans face when they return home from service.

Every aspect of the project, from story selection to reporting to video to web design and production, was done by students.

And today, the project was featured on the homepage of WAMU 88.5, the highly-rated NPR affiliate in Washington, D.C.! We worked with Seth Liss and Chris Lewis from WAMU to pick the trajectory of the project.

I wore a number of hats for the project. I was the assignment editor, a web producer, Wordle master and a reporter on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

I’m really proud of this project. It was a lot of work, but it really is one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of.

Take a look at the intro video for the project. It really encapsulates everything this project sought to convey.