“The Story Behind the Story” video (above) and interactive tutorial (at the right) focuses on major aspects of the reporting and writing process and provides an emphasis on ethical practice and diversity. A companion tutorial that complements the video can be accessed by topic in the Coursework menu on the right. Each topic area has several discussion questions, video excerpts and writing samples. This package on journalism excellence and ethics features working journalists at small, medium and large daily news outlets. It has been used in journalism curriculum and newsroom training nationwide.

The video and tutorial is available on this site free of charge thanks to a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Please give credit to co-creators and producers Prof. Sue Ellen Christian of Western Michigan University and Dr. Paul Nwulu, now of the Ford Foundation. Questions or comments can be directed to Prof. Christian at: sueellen.christian@wmich.edu.