The Salt Institute PRO

Portland, Maine

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Documentary at Salt ( is, at its core, journalism; students seek the truth and report it. Our approach, however, differs from daily journalism in the depth of our reporting, the intimacy of our stories and our de-emphasis on spectacle and celebrity. Through fieldwork, collaborative critiques, and guided discussion of relevant work, we teach students how to ethically research and gain access to a story, collect information, edit their work, and return to the field to refine the process. Borrowing from a variety of disciplines outside of journalism to tell stories — art, sociology, anthropology, oral history — students produce a professional, intimate, humanistic body of work and leave Salt better equipped to work in their chosen field.

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