The Washington Post has an interesting story this week about a group of high school reporters who showed what true investigatory journalists are capable of. Connor Balthazor, 17, and his colleagues at the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas began to dig into the background of their new principal, Amy Robertson. They found discrepancies and Robertson resigned.
In researching their new principal, the student reporters were curious about her masters and doctorate degrees from Corllins University. They could find no accreditation for the private university. It all went into an investigative piece on the questionable status of Corllins and appearance as a diploma mill. When they interviewed Robertson, they found her answers to be incomplete. Making this work all the more difficult was the fact that Robertson worked in Dubai for the prior 20 years.
The story was the work of six students — five juniors and one senior — who took weeks to research the story.
Something tells me that, if the students have not picked a major, there are a few journalism schools which would be highly interested.
As for the final scene, it may have looked a bit like this: