Florida Atlantic University journalism students go back in time and publish a special edition of the Atlantic Sun student newspaper without using computers. They write stories on manual typewriters and copy edit them in pencil. They shoot with film cameras and develop and print their own photographs. They lay it all out with pica poles and proportion wheels. They experience what it was like 20 years ago.
A collection of narratives of residents of the West Coconut Grove neighborhood during the 2008 historic presidential elections, bringing in underrepresented voices to the forefront of the project. About 40 people documented through audio, photos and video the emotions surrounding Election Day and stories of hope told by a small African American community, who voiced their perspectives and pride on a historic day in American politics. This project won First Place in the Student Interactive Multimedia Group Award in the 2009 Broadcast Education Association’s Student Competitions, and First Place in the 2008 NPPA Multimedia Contest.
My team produced: “Voting Without Fear>” My Role: Photographer
Multimedia project showcasing the performance of Special Olympics athletes during the World Winter Games, in Idaho in February, 2009. The coverage focused on three local points in Idaho – Boise, Sun Valley and McCall – and included more than 2,500 athletes from more than 100 countries in seven winter sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Speed Skating.
My team produced: Floor Hockey Videos My Role: Team Leader, Videographer and Editor
Cockfighting was once considered to be an accepted traditional sporting event in the United States. It was made illegal after animal rights activists exposed the physical trauma that these fights bring upon the fighting birds.
In Latin American countries such as the Dominican Republic, this blood sport is still prevalent and it is considered not only a conventional from of entertainment, but also a game that represents culture and tradition.