Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Vintage Public Service Announcements

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Vintage PSAs

I thought these few short Public Service Announcement videos were very interesting because they show how far we’ve come both in multimedia as well as socially. This video is just one example. If you click the link above, there are lots more.

It’s hard to believe some of the things they said in a few of these, and I guess ’10 Terrible Vintage PSAs That Should Stay in the Past’ is an adequate title for this article.



“Gentle Giants”: Paolo Patrizi Goes Behind the Scenes with Sumo Wrestlers

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I found this fascinating photo essay by Paolo Patrizi today while I was browsing the internet. Patrizi used photography to tell the story of the daily lives of sumo wrestlers in Japan, and does a great job with photos like this one.

Chef Tagonishiki prepares lunch at Takasago beya. I found the subject matter extremely interesting, the photos are of excellent quality, and the storytelling has a very clear narrative. The rest of the photos can be found here, and its definitely worth it to take a look at the whole story.

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April 18, 2013 at 2:59 am

An Argument Defending Publishing Graphic Photographs

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While reading all the updates on the Boston Marathon Bombing, I ran across a story that truly resonated with me. This article by Jason Farago on the New Republic website articulates the best argument I have heard explaining why graphic photos need to be published. Farago centered the article around this pervasive photo of a severely injured bystander that lost both of his legs as a result of the bombings:516d8e417f320.image

The photo, which was taken by Associated Press photographer  Charles Krupa, shows  Jeff Bauman being rushed to a waiting ambulance after being injured by the bombs. This photo made Bauman’s father, also Jeff Bauman, aware that his son had been badly injured, after Bauman tried to contact his son unsuccessfully. It is only one example of how photos can positively impact the world. The man in the cowboy hat,  Carlos Arredondo, was at the race handing out flags as a memorial for his son, who died in Iraq in 2004. Because of this photo, he can be recognized for his heroic act of picking Bauman up off the street and getting him help.

In the article, Farago explains the ethical decision making behind the publishing of graphic images such as this one. He articulates the point of view of photojournalists the world over, and I really appreciate it. His argument is what pops into my head every time I hear someone say that a photo shouldn’t have been published. It clearly and intelligently narrates what a photojournalist thinks when they press that shutter button.   The article itself is a very compelling and passionate piece of work, and I highly recommend you click through and read the author’s work.

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April 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

K F Ridley Speaks on Cultural Diversity at Children’s Book Festival

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The 2013 Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi took place April 10-12th. It is an annual book festival that is open to all Children Librarians and Teachers.

This year librarians and teachers visited booths of various authors and attended several presentations put on by accredited children’s authors, one author being, K F Ridley, bestselling author of “The C Walker Adventures” series.

The Half Asian author talked briefly to me about her first experience being involved in the Children’s Book Festival, her publishing company, and her new book.

In Ridley’s presentation she talks to the audience about her childhood. She was abused everyday by her father. She was a misfit and the only Asian student all throughout grade school. She revealed her pain and her plans to create Fantasy stories to escape her harsh reality.

To find out more about author K F Ridley visit,

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April 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Coffee Portraitures

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Aside from this being a very interesting topic for a video, I think this demonstrates what we’ve been learning in class, which is the five shot rule.

This video opens with a close up of somebody pouring coffee into a cup, and talking in the background. Then there is a wider shot of him working. By about the sixth shot, we finally see the subject, Mike Breach, who is the artist of the coffee portraits.

I found this video to be very interesting, and it definitely drew me in and kept me watching. The shots are in a logical order and it makes sense. It makes for a great story the way everything is set up.

You can find more of Breach’s coffee portraitures on his Tumblr.

This was featured on This is Colossal, an art blog.

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April 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Science Olympiad

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Here is an audio slide show using Journalism at it’s best for an event at the Southern Miss campus.

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April 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Take Flight Eagle: Interview with Promising USM Senior

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This audio slideshow was created by me. It is my first audio slideshow. It is about a promising Senior at the University of Southern Mississippi and his last semester in college as well as his post-graduation plans.

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April 3, 2013 at 8:30 am