At the Missouri School of Journalism, convergence majors learn how to tell stories across multiple platforms to reach the widest audience. During the fall semester in 2016, we worked in groups of four or five reporters to research, pitch, report and produce an investigative, enterprise piece. The teams were given eight days to conduct interviews, gather research, storyboard, script, edit and begin production. The eighth day was deadline day when we would produce a large audio or video piece, social media element, photo gallery, infographic and text piece.
Convergence Projects – Audio
Hazardous Waste: Easy to get on, hard to get off: Hazardous waste sites in mid-Missouri are cleaned up but not cleared from government list.This audio story explored new active hazardous waste sites in mid-Missouri.
Missouri Mosaic: This audio story was created for election week in November as a way to explore how Missourian’s felt about the last eight years, politically. We conducted a fair amount of “boots on the ground” reporting in local and rural communities to get sourcing.
Drug Disposal: This audio story explored new disposal measures for prescription drugs in mid-Missouri.
Human Trafficking: This audio story uses a few personal accounts of human trafficking as a way of looking into the problem in Missouri.
Convergence Projects – Video
Pumping At Work: This video story reported on mid-Missouri women who were having trouble receiving time and the facilities to breast pump at work, which could have negative effects on their children’s health, their health and their wallet.
During the fall semester of 2016, I also pitched, shot, edit and produced two videos for the Missourian and Vox Magazine