Students took both of their final journalism projects, their newspaper profile articles and their podcasts, through multiple rounds of careful revisions. They paid attention to the content of their articles as well as the layout, and the script as well as the sound editing and music tracks of their podcasts.
We were incredibly lucky and grateful to connect and learn from many experts over the course of our expedition. Professional experts such as Tammerlin Drummond from the East Bay Times and Alyssa Jeong Perry from KQED guided our students to become print and radio journalists. Muslim community members including students, teachers, faith leaders, and other lay leaders shared their experiences with Islamophobia, 9/11, and stories about being Muslim in the bay area. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith leaders helped our students to trace commonalities among the three religious. A special expert was Holocaust survivor, Eva Kaufman, who brought to life for us the danger of religious intolerance.