Inside Scoop
Students address community issue through Indy Star partnership

A unique partnership between the University of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Star is providing journalism students with valuable hands-on experience in the field – and the opportunity for a byline in Indiana’s largest newspaper.

UIndy students in the Investigative Reporting class published a story in the Indy Star that shed light on how the City of Indianapolis Mayor’s Action Center handles complaints. The months-long investigation found that poorer neighborhoods wait longer for pothole fixes and other reported problems.

The University’s Department of Communication has enjoyed a long history of experiential learning with the Indianapolis Star, including guest lectures and hosting students for on-site visits. Students have the opportunity to pursue internships with a wide variety of news organizations, as well as access to Indiana Collegiate Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism associations.