Signs of the Times #29: Journalism and the Ethics of Encounter ft. Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin

How do you educate students and young journalists to listen actively to people, understand them, and accompany them in difficult situations? Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin are teaching Notre Dame students that being a professional journalist and someone who is compassionate do not need to be mutually exclusive. Richard Jones is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy, and Victoria St. Martin is a distinguished visiting journalist with the Gallivan Program and the print publications coordinator with Notre Dame Student Media. Together they teach the course Covering America, a conceptual and skills-based immersion into the world of national reporting, one of the most complex and challenging forms of journalism. Students learn the principles of reporting, writing, and the journalistic applications of digital media.