Student reporting

The director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues teaches classes in Rural and Community Journalism and special-topics courses that involve reporting projects. Links to student work in those classes, and some related articles, appear below.

Some legislators worry that tobacco-settlement money is spent too loosely

Complaints about use of settlement funds, oversight cause investigation, changes

Tobacco-dependent Bath County, Kentucky, copes with end of federal program

Entrepreneurial couple show one way to diversify, with gourmet mushrooms

Tobacco grower gets into greenhouses to maintain farm income

Extension Service faces challenges in helping growers, their communities

Mid-semester class report: Tobacco farmers deal with new realities

One local newspaper's coverage of spending of tobacco settlement:

Weekly newspaper looks at local groups' spending of settlement funds

A closer examination of a cattle farmers' group's oversight of programs

Earlier report: Kentucky farmers fuss over use of diversification money





Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues

University of Kentucky
School of Journalism and Telecommunications

122 Grehan Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0042

Phone (859) 257-3744, fax (859) 323-3168

Al Cross, director, al.cross@uky.edu

Last Updated Juky 29, 2007