Political Reporting Class Takes on Arizona

Students in Baruch’s Journalism Department’s spring political reporting class, co-taught by Profs. Andrea Gabor and Vera Haller, traveled to the Phoenix area over this past spring break and produced a package of news stories about the political situation in Arizona ahead of this year’s midterm elections. 

Students hike the trails of Sedona. (Photo by Vera Haller)

They reported on numerous topics including obstacles to the Native American vote, activism among young Latinos, the education culture wars, a worsening housing shortage fueled by a population boom, as well as the costs of the megadrought and efforts to conserve scarce and precious water. Taken together, this project gives readers a truly unique glimpse of the swing state’s challenges and contradictions.

Their stories have been published on Dollars & Sense and can be read here: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/arizona2022/. Take a moment to check them out!