Global Journalist: Enterprise and Resilience in the Face of COVID | KBIA

Global Journalist: Enterprise and Resilience in the Face of COVID

Jun 3, 2020

An improvised radio studio: Aqil Hamzah records under a blanket — an old trick to improve audio quality.
Credit Courtesy Aqil Hamzah

Students in a Missouri School of Journalism multimedia class taught by Professors Kat Lucchesi and Major King started their spring semester thinking they were going to do a series of podcasts about a faraway pandemic.

Then it hit home, scattering the team across the country — and, in one case, beyond — and depriving them of access to the equipment they'd normally use to create their programs.

While interviewing professional journalists about how they keep their cool in the face of crisis, the reporters and producers of this story got a test of their own resilience. 


Guests: 

  • Yibing Feng
  • Steve Baragona
  • Donald McNeil
  • Lynelle Phillips
  • Don Champion
  • Jonathan Serrie
  • PN Balji
  • Eugene Wee

Anchor/sound engineer: Trevor Hook

Reporters/Producers: Jacob Faber, Katharine Finnerty, Hannah France, Brendan Hall, Aqil Hamzah, Tom Kavanaugh, Caitlin King, Regan Mertz,  Isabella Paxton, Margo Wagner