The ‘How Did You Get Here?’ Project Returns
For the third straight year, the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism asked 16 of their peers the question “How did you get here?” The Fellows edited the answers into five to seven minute long audio portraits with background music and photographs that will be revealed for the first time today Monday May 2nd at 4:30pm in the Davis Family Library atrium.
Scholar in Residence in English and American Literatures Sue Halpern, editor of Middlebury Magazine Matt Jennings and alumnus Aylie Baker ’09 (an experienced radio producer) started the project in 2008 with the goal of exploring students’ journeys to Middlebury while giving the Fellows an opportunity to explore the medium of narrative journalism outside of the classroom. Middlebury Magazine published the narratives on its website and on the College’s website. After getting positive feedback from the Communications department and the rest of the College community, the project continued and is now in its third year.
Four Fellows are now chosen every year through an application process and it is their responsibility to find the people they want to interview and to edit their stories. Each Fellow is assigned a photographer who works with the subjects to create the visual aspect of the piece. Look out for an all campus email at the beginning of next year if you would like to apply to be a Fellow or a photographer for the project.
Two computers will remain up throughout the week in the Library atrium and Middlebury Magazine will publish them online soon, so if you can’t make it to the exhibition this afternoon, you can still listen to the stories.