The Best Student Newspaper Story I’ve Read So Far in 2015

Sara DiNatale is the outgoing editor-in-chief of The Spectrum student newspaper and a recent graduate of the University of Buffalo. Over the past two semesters, she put together a powerful longform feature report on a former UB student whose life was upended after being convicted on child pornography charges and labeled as a level 2 sex offender.

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For this edition of the College Media Podcast, DiNatale spoke to me about what originally drew her to the story, the ethical and journalistic challenges she faced while reporting on it and what she hopes readers take away from the finished piece published earlier this month.

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