One Story

Our One Story selections offer lessons on how to localize and personalize a national issue for readers. There are two stories, each an example of quality writing, reporting and visual storytelling from collegiate journalists at Ball State University and Indiana University.

Dominique Stewart and the Ball State University Ball Bearings staff use narrative storytelling, detailed reporting and sidebars to tell personal accounts of the journeys of undocumented immigrants to the United States in “From Out of the Shadows.”

Alden Woods works with photographer Ike Hajinazarian and designer Anna Boone to use a narrative approach, detailed reporting and visual storytelling to report the personal story of Syrian refugees who have relocated to the United States in “The Unsettled” from the Indiana Daily Student.

Both stories are models of how student journalists can cover a timely state and national issue with sensitivity, thorough reporting and human-interest storytelling.

Convention attendees also can participate in a Saturday morning session with the IDS reporting team of “The Unsettled” moderated by Jim Kelly of the IU Media School. The panel includes Alden Woods, Ike Hajinazarian and Anna Boone discussing the reporting and storytelling process behind “The Unsettled.”

From Out of the Shadows

The Unsettled