The blog, Boarderland, features the work of seven Princeton students and Joe Stephens, Lecturer in The Council of the Humanities. Ferris Professor of Journalism and an investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post. The blog was recently featured in the September 14th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

The blog describes the summer course led by Professor Stephens in this way:

In June and July 2016,  students traveled to Athens and the island of Lesbos, notebooks and cameras in hand, to serve as eyewitnesses at a pivotal moment in world affairs. Their challenging assignment: Produce a compelling and rigorous first rough draft of history. Follow this site and #PrincetonGR in your social media, and join us on our journey along the border between  Europe and Asia, modern and ancient, affluent and wanting, Christian and Muslim. We call it the Borderland.

The site is hosted on the McGraw Commons blog server at http://commons.princeton.edu/globalreporting. Visit to read the provocative reporting– and get a timely glimpse of a current world crisis.