About This Site

A team of 12 journalism fellows at the University of Maryland, including two visiting fellows from the University of Missouri and University of Texas at Austin, spent the summer of 2009 taking an in-depth look at how demographic trends are influencing American voting behavior and attitudes as part of News21, a national journalism program.

In addition to reporting compelling stories, their goal was to experiment with innovative ways of presenting them. They were guided and edited by a team of experienced faculty and consultants.

Learn about the team's storytelling approaches by exploring the "innovations" channel from the main menu.

The team at Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism is especially grateful to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Carnegie Corp. for funding this valuable learning experience for young journalists.