Homicide Watch launches with stories by graduate student

On Sept. 7, Kelsey Luing, graduate student, posted an exclusive investigative story on questions surrounding the death of Brianna L. Erickson, a 22-year-old woman who died in jail and was a central witness in a murder case. Erickson was scheduled to testify against Eric Barnes, 29, who was charged with first-degree murder of Brousseau Normil, 20, during an armed robbery in March 2013. The charges against Barnes were dropped after Erickson’s death. Erickson’s family and friends are questioning her death.

Read the story and other stories posted by Luing.

Grad student Audrey Adams volunteers to cover the Head of the Charles Regatta

Most graduate students are only here for a year to a year-and-a-half, so they need to take advantage of every opportunity to report and engage in multimedia journalism. Audrey Adam, a new grad student, did just that when she volunteered to cover the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOR) on October 18 and 19. Adam teamed with undergrad student Emily Huizenga to report and shoot video of The Head of the Charles Regatta gala to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary, held at Buckingham Browne and Nichols gymnasium. The reporting team was organized and directed by journalism Prof. Chuck Fountain.

Read and view Adam’s work and that of journalism undergrads on the HOR website.

Interested in Co-op?

Graduate students interested in going on co-op should contact Kellianne Murphy at k.murphy@neu.edu. Although co-op extends your graduation, it is often a valuable experience for graduate students. Graduate students must be enrolled in the program and cannot go on co-op post graduation.