Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


School of Journalism and Broadcasting

Document Type



Through a personal narrative, photojournalism student Megan Tan confronts the problems of finding work as a photojournalist in the traditional news industry and seeks to find alternative solutions to sustain herself as a visual communicator. During her search, she begins to focus her storytelling interest toward the Native American and Indigenous niche. To test if her skills as a photojournalist translate to larger non-traditional news markets, such as the non-profit market, she creates an experiment. While Megan is in Ecuador she pitches a short-documentary promotional video to a non-profit organization. After working alongside the organization and creating a product that was positively received, Megan decides to take what she has learned from her experiment and create a business plan. The purpose of the business plan is to help her sustain herself for her life post-graduation working for a variety of markets in the Native American and Indigenous niche.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Josh Meltzer