Posts Tagged ‘homework’

The soul of New Brunswick

Posted: 11 December, 2011 in Multimedia Reporting
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What defines the people from New Brunswick? What makes them different? Since I don´t know much about the city (although now the workers of George Street Camera and C. H. Martin greet me whenever they see me because of the previous project), I had to ask professor Steve Miller. He told me about an AIDS crisis that affected New Brunswick 30 years ago and suggested that the ability of the city and of Hyacinth Foundation to address the problem made it special. Want to know more about it?

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, based in New Brunswick, was founded to educate the population about the disease.

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Project summary

Posted: 4 December, 2011 in ICPP
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Our project (click to see the Powerpoint presentation) was inspired by the Part Asian, 100% Hapa book that the students looked at in class.  The format of our project in Rutgers Identity is very much like the Hapa book in that it provides pictures of Rutgers students and it has them talk about their identity in a very free, unstructured way.  It is very different from the Hapa book in that the only thing our subjects have in common is that they attend Rutgers.  Besides that, their identities vary greatly. We believe this speaks for the tremendous diversity that exists at our university, and also the complexities that exist in identity itself.

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Have you ever heard of Daniel Radcliffe’s musical How to succeed in business… without really trying? Well, at least in New Brunswick, this sentence is not so true. With the economic crisis, many businesses have had to close. But some are still there – and if you are thinking about opening a retail in George Street or you are just curious, you might want to listen to how they are doing it.

Translating a movie review

Posted: 15 November, 2011 in Translation
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Shakespeare. One of the most difficult names to write in the world – at least for me. Mrs. Craig watched recently a film about him and thought it would be interesting to translate one of the critical reviews about it. After all, we were supposed to translate different types of texts…

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Although from Schiller, this poem was really easy to understand and more or les easy to translate. I think it would be a nice lyric for a song. At least it has a message in it and people would learn something new…

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Types of photographies

Posted: 7 November, 2011 in Multimedia Reporting
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This weekend I´ve been to Canada with some friends ad I´ve taken this opportunity to take hundreds of pictures. Among them, we can find different types of shots:

Snapshots:

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When people hear that something big has happened, nobody wants to just read about it. We have a TV, a radio, internet… and thus we want to get informed by all these means. Storytelling has quickly  evolved in the last years thanks to the 2.0 technologies. Online newspapers reporters have had to learn how to shoot video, how to edit audio, how to take good photographs, because only text is just not enough anymore. Readers are not just readers anyore, they are users.

Here are some examples of multimedia storytelling of The New York Times:

  • Murakami´s Tokyo: to cover different aspects of this ovelist´s life, the reporter traveled to Tokyo and explored some of the places the writer had been in and had influenced his work. Users can not only see a photo of the place, but also read the extract from Murakami´s books where he talks about them, listen to the reporter´s comments on site and finally read the whole story.
  • One roof, three generations: when reporters found out that, according to the Census Bureau, 10 percent of households in NYC span three generations or more, they decided to cover this story humanizing it, that is, presenting the users a real family that lives like this. To do so, they spent one afternoon with the Lee family, shot what happened in every floor´s living room, shot short videos where every family member introduces himself and wrote a short description of every floor´s members.
  • The 33 Chilean miners, now and then: follow-up stories are important, because they allow the readers to analyze the importance of what happened in the past. In this case, starting from all the miner´s photographs, readers can just click on them to knowhow they were when they were rescued one year ago, and their current status. Users can also watch a short video of their rescue. However, I think some audio and photographs would enrich the story.