UBC J-Students nominated for an Emmy

It’s a video journalist’s dream to be nominated for an Emmy. Now, it’s a dream come true for a group of students studying to be journalists at the University of British Columbia.

Ten students studying international reporting have been nominated for two Emmy Awards for a documentary which tracked electronic waste around the globe called Ghana: Digital Dumping GroundIt aired last year on the PBS documentary series Frontline/World. Now it has been nominated in two categories: Outstanding Investigative Journalism and Outstanding Research.

The professor, Peter Klein, is a former producer for CBS’s 60 Minutes. The course for which the students produced the documentary was funded by a $1 million gift from Mindset Social Innovation Foundation.