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EWA​, the professional organization dedicated to ​strengthening the community of education ​writers and improving the ​quality of education coverage ​to better inform the public, hosts ​a weekly podcast featuring lively interviews with journalists.

Aug 30, 2022

Covering a community different from your own can be tricky – especially when that community has a fraught relationship with the U.S. education system created by years of racism and cultural erasure. 

To understand how Native American students experience college, Sasha Aslanian of APM Reports asked three indigenous students to be partners with her and record their experiences on tape. She shaped those approximately 30 hours of interviews into a remarkably thoughtful one-hour documentary, "Standing in Two Worlds: Native American College Diaries." 

Aslanian shares what she learned about tough conversations, the importance of framing a story and why she hired a "sensitivity reader."