The Meek School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Broadcast faculty produce documentary on engineers’ Togo outreach

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by elwalke1

Ole Miss Engineers Without Borders and faculty advisers test water in a Togo village.

A good documentary depends on having a good subject and the Meek School’s Dr. Nancy Dupont and Dr. Brad Schultz knew they the makings of a good project when the Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Lomé, Togo on an engineering mission trip August 6-13.

The team of eight consisted of three faculty members and five students, including  Dupont and journalism student Norman Seawright, who traveled with the engineering group to document their efforts.

“The documentary was a labor of love requiring more than 35 hours of writing and editing time,” Dupont said.  She was the lead producer on the project, but said she could not have done it without considerable assistance from Schultz.

Seawright  produced three stories for NewsWatch, the student-run newscast at Ole Miss.

The local Engineers Without Borders is currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to return to Togo in August 2013 to begin work on building a school there.  To help support their efforts, you can make a donation online,.

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