The Under-Told Stories Project is a collaborative project involving international journalism and teaching. We produce high-quality, multimedia reporting for public and commercial news outlets and engage students from the University of St. Thomas in courses, internships and mentoring opportunities providing a forum for the critical reflection on the world’s under-reported news stories, and hands-on skills in media production.
Fred de Sam Lazaro is executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project at the University of St. Thomas and a correspondent for PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Tom Adair has shot news documentaries, feature films, commercials and all sorts of web content on every continent.
Rakesh Nagar shoots many of the stories that Under-Told Stories produces in India.
William F. Baker
Executive in Residence at Columbia University School of Business, Journalist in Residence at Fordham University and President Emeritus of WNET, the public television station in New York City.
Director of the Knight Wallace Fellows at the University of Michigan and former bureau chief for Time magazine.
Special Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with an extensive record of reporting from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Former Chair, Committee of Concerned Journalists, former curator of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard and former Washington bureau chief of the New York Times.
Consultant, journalist and creator of numerous award‐winning programs, including the public radio staple Marketplace.
Radio journalist who specializes in health reporting and is a trusted voice in the global health community.
Executive Director, Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, develops a variety of programming on ethical leadership for the university and community.
Former U.S. Senator representing Minnesota and founder of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas.
Philanthropist, national non-profit consultant, director of Northwest Area Foundation and former director of American Composers Forum.
Former vice president of oneworld Management Company, world traveler, airline veteran and TPT marketer and strategist.
Associate dean of engineering at St. Thomas, focus on sustainable engineering, thermodynamics, engineering ethics, plasma science, fuel cells, experiential learning and peace engineering.
St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies department chair, co-director of SocMed advocating for and implementing global health education through immersion courses in northern Uganda and Haiti.
Associate professor of biology at St. Thomas focused on stewardship science combining environmental science research with community service, specifically involving urban agriculture research.
Co-founder and former CEO of MinnPost, former editor, publisher and president of Star Tribune. Involved in editing two Pulitzer Prize winning projects and ran Growth & Justice think tank.
CEO and president of Enactus, inspiring students toward entrepreneurship, philanthropist, and former president of Pentair Foundation
Gail Chang Bohr
The first Asian American judge to serve Ramsey County (now retired), former executive director of the Children’s Law Center, international consultant with the National Center for State Courts.