What is distinctive about higher education journalism? What can we learn from people driven narratives in journalism, including telling the stories of “departmental drama” in higher education? What are some of the challenges in covering higher education – especially with respect to the faculty beat? Are there any blind spots in what higher education reporters focus on?

On today’s episode we explore these and other questions with Emma Pettit, a Staff Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education who focuses on faculty issues. She did her undergraduate at Villanova, and has pursued a career in higher education journalism since then. She is the 2017 Outstanding New Journalist, as presented by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.