The story behind the story

In this podcast, West Side Story staffers reflect on their favorite projects that they have worked on and their own personal significance.


Aditi Borde

West Side Story staffers share their stories behind the stories they cover.

Every story starts as an idea. Then come the sources, the interviews and the rough drafts. A story needs pictures, designs and approval from editors and then finally it is published to world. There are many points in the process where things can go wrong, but when it all comes together a journalist can take pride in their work. In this podcast, four West Side Story staffers share the stories behind their favorite projects.

To view the stories discussed in this podcast, use these links:


Aditi Borde– In the minority


Jenna Zeng– An unexpected addition


Will Conrad– Why not women, too?


Joe Goodman– Drake Relays Infographic