Delaware Public Media

Enlighten Me: Stories from UD student journalists

May 22, 2020

Occasionally, The Green takes time to highlight work created by student journalists, including those at the University of Delaware.


And while learning during the spring semester has been completely online at UD, these students continued to do their work telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important - remotely


In this week’s Enlighten Me, we highlight a series of thoughtful, informative pieces produced without the usual access to equipment and interviews studnets would normally have when working on these stories -- which make them all the more impressive.



We start with junior Yusra Asif, a Communications major who went home to India when the COVID-19 pandemic closed UD.  She had to attend class online at 1 a.m. local time in India.  Her piece offers a snapshot of what life under quarantine looks like in India during the coronavirus crisis


Next, we hear UD sophomore Communications major Mia Pellegrino.  She takes a look at the remote learning experience from the perspective of a college student and a university professor


We wrap up with senior John Cassidy.   The Communications major with a Journalism minor takes a closer look at the state of marriage in the United States – who’s getting married, who isn’t and why.



These stories were pieces produced by UD Communications class taught by Nancy Karibjanian, long-time First State journalist, Director of UD’s Center for Political Communication, and one of founders of Delaware Public Media.