Milan Center for Innovative Studies

C-span is a network that covers political events, they created a competition for students to create a documentary about a political topic. This project was a national competition that MCIS students entered with the possibility of winning money prizes. Students created short documentaries about the topic of their choosing. Students were required to secure interviews with professionals that knew something about their topics. For example, if the students’ project was about raising minimum wage they would interview someone who made minimum wage. It was encouraged to be objective about the topic and get both sides of the argument. Two teams in the MCIS got prizes from entering this competition. This project gave students freedom to chose the topic, and it was exciting because students had the chance to actually win a prize.