Members of the Canisius community working in the field of journalism have been reporting and broadcasting from the scene of the May 14 shooting on Jefferson Avenue, about a mile from campus. Current students, alumni and faculty have all been using their skills to inform the community, nation and the world about what has happened in Buffalo.
Aidan Joly ’22 has been writing for The Washington Post, including a byline on the front page of the Sunday, May 15 paper.
Emyle Watkins ’20 has been working in her capacity as a reporter for WBFO 88.7 FM as well as the national NPR program “All Things Considered.” and has contributed to reports on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio Scotland about the tragedy.
Bradley Berchou ’20, a videographer for WIVB-TV Channel 4, has been filming interviews and images from the scene for a local audience.
Adam Duke ’19 and Eric Piotrowski ’20 are web producers at WGRZ-TV Ch. 4. Hannah Nelson ’22 is currently an intern at the same station. They have all contributed to their station’s coverage efforts.
Assistant Professor of Journalism Dan Higgins has been continuously contributing to The New York Times since the shooting on Saturday. He is also writing for The Daily Beast about the incident. On Tuesday, he appeared on BBC Radio Ulster’s “Evening Extra” to add context and commentary on President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s visit to the community.
Julia Barth ’23, the incoming editor-in-chief of The Griffin, has been shadowing Professor Higgins as he provides coverage for The Times and other national media outlets this week.
Submitted by: Dan Higgins, assistant professor of journalism, Department of Communications