After #MeToo, American University Student Journalists Explore 'The New Boundaries' - NBC4 Washington

After #MeToo, American University Student Journalists Explore 'The New Boundaries'

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    After #MeToo, American University Student Journalists Explore 'The New Boundaries'
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    How do you shut down online harassment? Should you consider using a sexual consent app? And can going public with a #MeToo story have a downside?

    A multimedia reporting project launched Monday by American University journalism students explores these topics and others related to millennials and the #MeToo movement. In collaboration with NBCWashington.com, students devoted months to reporting and editing stories for a site they built called The New Boundaries.

    Here's some of the ground they covered: 

    • A news game walks players through the steps involved in filing a Title IX complaint as a college student. The game monitors the player's energy level. "Drop the case -- you're already too drained," one response option says.

    Go here to see the full project, at newboundaries18.org.

    Working as if they were in a real newsroom, the students were part of AU's Writing and Editing for Convergent Media class, taught by Amy Eisman. NBC Washington previously collaborated with the class on projects covering mental health and free speech on campus.

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