Journalism and Mass Communications, College of


Date of this Version

Summer 2009


University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Depth Report 2009. DEEP is a periodic publication of the depth reporting classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.


During spring break of 2008, five photojournalists, one reporter, one videographer and two faculty members spent eight days in the newly independent state of Kosovo. The purpose of the trip was to document issues of poverty. What greeted them was a town with litter everywhere; roads pocked with potholes; power outages because the power plant is archaic; and residents who are dying from the pollution because they live near the power plant. But what the journalists discovered was Kosovo's people have big smiles, warm hearts and plates of great, great food. … And they love Americans.