Student Julia Broemmel produced a documentary for her backpack journalism class on the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's successor to the Hubble Telescope, which will see back in time almost to the beginning of the Universe.
"I will never forget the moment that USA TODAY Video Director Steve Elfers told me I was selected for one of the School of Communication’s prestigious Dean’s Internships. I wanted to cry. I have worked so hard for an opportunity like this, and now all that hard work has paid off."
Beginning in the fall of 2011, students studying in Cuba had the opportunity to take a course with Gentile, an accomplished photojournalist who covered Latin America for United Press International, Newsweek, PBS, and other media outlets.
John Sugden (above) was one of 20 journalism graduate students who fanned out across Northern Va. to talk to voters about what brought them to the polls in a swing state that was critical to Obama's re-election.