About

Reporting on Public Affairs is a graduate course of the American University master’s program in investigative and international journalism. The students intensively report on federal and municipal topics to build their professional portfolios and expose themselves to issues of public import.

The content of this site is a joint effort of students in the Reporting of Public Affairs class taught by Professor Amy Eisman of the American University journalism division. The podcast, Veterans Remember Vietnam, is produced by students in the Reporting of Public Affairs class taught by Professor Jill Olmsted of the journalism division.

Stateside: Veterans Days was conceived as a way to continue the conversation surrounding the challenges veterans of all ages face after the war ends.  November 11, 2015 marked the 97th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

All reporting was done from Washington, D.C. Several of the men and women in these stories have roots elsewhere in the U.S. since returning stateside.