It took three years, but UM is headed to Northern Ireland

The UM School of Journalism planned in 2019 to head to Northern Ireland to report on the ongoing struggle of the UK to leave the EU and what that would do to the only place where these two places have a land border — Northern Ireland.

But in spring 2020 the global pandemic changed things. The trip was canceled that year and the next year, although 11 students still signed up hoping that vaccines and a timing might on their side, the trip was once again canceled.

Belfast at Night

Now, the students are poised to head to the region. Stories about the May 5th elections, the ghosts of Bexit, the lingering effects of the Troubles and eels are on the docket for the team of 16.

They will gather in Belfast on May 22 and spend two weeks reporting, shooting and writing. We hope their stories will run here as well as regional and national outlets in the US. We will also track our reporting on Instagram and Twitter.

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