Facing final exams, graduation and today’s competitive job market, college students are overwhelmed this time of year. This week, a new student reporting project explores how many students use so-called “study drugs” to deal with pressure.
In a new experimental storytelling course, students at the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism investigated the nationwide trend of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drug abuse among college students – focusing in particular on their classmates at WVU.
The School’s first Ogden Newspapers Innovator-in-Residence Sarah Slobin, senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal, co-taught the course with Associate Professor John Temple and Assistant Professor Dana Coester. Through the Innovator-in-Residence program, the School of Journalism is able to bring to campus top media professionals who are leading experimental change in their own newsrooms.