Melanie Fazier is a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. She created a course that teaches students about entrepreneurial journalism and the future of media. During the fall semester of 2016, her class had the opportunity to work directly with the U.S. Department of State and Facebook as part of an international competition called Challenging Extremism. With a budget of $2,000, students were tasked with creating a social media strategy that informed journalists how to intelligently report on instances of extremism. The competition awarded the top six winning teams with cash prizes.