Coming into this class, I knew about the drug epidemic happening in Philadelphia, however I didn’t know about the details about the surrounding issues with the epidemic. Like many of the other students in the class, I was not a journalism major. So at first I felt like the odd kid and worried about my writing skills.
But besides that minor thing, I’ve learned so much in this class that I didn’t know about. I had never heard of solutions journalism and I am glad I took this class and learned more about it. I feel like this type of journalism approach with this particular topic is important and useful as well for other topics I can think of like insurance coverage for mental health or gentrification. I feel like this type of journalism should be taught more or an option for any journalism student to write about or for any media studies and production student to apply to multimedia projects. Honestly I think it would be a good idea to use the structure in Documentary Films too.