Alfred Hermida comments on the ‘innovative funding approach’ that led to this: a documentary on the global traffic in e-waste. He says:
“Among the headline-grabbing findings, the students bought a hard drive in Ghana which contained sensitive US Homeland data about military contracts.”
The film was produced by students at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and aired on FRONTLINE/World on June 23.
Hermida, who is assistant professor at the UBC School of Journalism, writes:
“The work was produced as part of an new course in International Reporting run by my colleague, Peter Klein.
“But it was only possible due to an innovative funding approach that combines social entrepreneurship, journalism education and professional partnerships.”