The reporter participates in the slaughter of his own food for the first time
Death of a Pig: a pig in three parts was produced by Nicholas Bergus as his master's professional project at the University of IowaSchool of Journalism and Mass Communication. His master's committee was made up of professors Don McLeese, chair, Judy Polumbaum and David Domingo. The print version of this project, with additional literature review and reflective essay, is also available online [8.4 MB PDF].
You can read the Nick's blog at deathofapig.blogspot.com where he writes about meat, eating and Midwestern food culture. Please contact the producer with any questions, errors or technical issues. His résumé and portfolio are available online.