• Students cover local news

    As the nation faces the biggest public health crisis of our time, local media outlets are simultaneous crucially important and at great economic risk. Students in the Reporting and Documentary storytelling program are helping local media maintain community news coverage throughout Vermont, reporting on local politics, transportation and environmental issues, and more.

Telling stories that matter

In the interdisciplinary Reporting & Documentary Storytelling Minor, students study the practice and theory of telling socially and culturally engaged stories in print journalism and nonfiction writing, video, image, audio, and mixed media formats. Students in the minor also explore ideas, issues, problems, and theories related to media, journalism, and nonfiction storytelling, developing vital skills in media literacy, critical thinking, ethical awareness, creativity, and problem solving.


Reporting & Media & Journalism Internships:


Hands on experience in storytelling is core to Reporting & Documentary Storytelling.

Students do internships for credit and for pay, in media companies, non-profits, businesses and educational institutions. Telling stories is what makes us human. RDS helps students find these experencies and encourages you to seek out opportunities using your own connections and passions.

See where our students have interned

Student work:

Mudseason Podcast:

Mudseason covers issues and stories about the state of Vermont, or produced by scholars based in Vermont. Episodes are created and produced by a group of student interns, so you'll hear a new voice each time.

Intern with Mudseason!

More about Mudseason

Media Platforms:

You can follow us on Instagram @reportinguvm for stories from the program or on Instagram @CRVT for more student work. Our work can also be found on on the Center for Research on Vermont Facebook page.

See our latest stories: Community News Service

Student-Produced Video Stories