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Audio Slideshow

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Friday March 22, 2013, the Mississippi Science Olympiad came back to the Southern Miss Campus. This is my coverage in an audio slideshow of the event.


Written by masondavis91

April 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

2013 Mississippi Science Olympiad Audio Slideshow Assignment

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The Mississippi Science Olympiad was hosted on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, March 22, 2013. This is an audio slideshow I had to create for my MCJ 300 class covering the event. This video is for educational purposes.

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April 2, 2013 at 3:54 am

You Will Be Safe: Eating Disorders at a Glance

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In the riveting audio slideshow by Simona Ghizzoni, called Odd Days, images of barely there females fill the screen. Image after image of women whose bodies have been ravaged by eating disorders play in a seemingly endless cycle. This is particularly powerful for a few reasons.

1.) I am a woman, and in fact a woman who once struggled with an eating disorder. I understand the realities of this disorder and how it gets into your head, and this slideshow hauntingly shows just that.

2.) It is very powerful to see a media example of women with eating disorders as many of these disorders could be linked to the media itself and the influence it has on young women. Women are constantly bombarded with information as to who they should be and how they should look. When they fail to live up to a false standard they begin to resort to terrible methods to achieve “beauty”.

3.) The photography was beyond wonderful. Every picture was powerful, not a single shot felt wasted or out of place.

4.) The soundtrack was both interesting and effective. It was a sound loop which repeated things like “you will be safe” and “you will be loved” over and over again. It was so powerful because you were not sure what the voices were meant to imply. Were they telling the girls they’d be rescued? That they would no longer need to mutilate their bodies in this way. Or were the voices encouraging the girls to continue, saying if they did they would be safe and loved? It’s uncertain, but thought provoking.

Written by jamiecw

December 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

Examining Sexual Scandal in the Los Angeles Unified School District

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An article published on the L.A. Times website in May of 2009 examined various cases of sexual abuse reported within the L.A. Unified School District over the past decade. The article revealed a shocking number of accusations brought against district employees. However, many of these employees wound up remaining in the school system after initial accusations and were only moved to another school, where they continued in their indecent and lewd acts with children. The article contained detailed stories about four of the many accusations.

The following picture slide show accompanied the article and was told from the perspective of one of the boys who was molested and his mother. In it they spoke about one of the accused, a teaching aide who worked with the boy over a period of three years and repeatedly sexually assaulted him.,0,3436771.htmlstory

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Pictured above is Paul Thompson the man accused of sexually assaulting the boy who spoke in the audio slide show. The slideshow is heart wrenching and deeply moving. The pictures are not always great as none of them directly show the victim or his mother, keeping their faces always obscured. However, the audio that is provided of the boy telling his story and his mother talking about it greatly makes up for any ways the pictures may be lacking.

The beautiful work of Maisie Crow

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This audio slideshow, A Life Alone, is by talented photojournalist Maisie Crow. She went to school at Ohio State University. When she was in college she was the 2009 runner-up College Photographer of the Year. She is currently a freelancer.

This audio slideshow is almost painful in its intensity of emotion. The subject is a man who lives alone after the death of his wife. He shares his memories and observations on life. He is an eloquent and profoundly sad individual.

It is really incredible to see the power of photography and audio mixed together in this format. When done well, it can create such an impact to the audience that a written story could not attain.

Crow has a keen sense for hunting fresh stories. Her other videos, photographs, and photo essays,on topics such Prater-Willi Syndrome, Chernobyl workers, and domestic abuse have a fresh angle that makes you look twice.

Written by apriljana

November 26, 2012 at 3:41 am

Multimedia Slideshow, Presidential Election

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The two men interviewed for the audio slideshow come from very different backgrounds, which I tried to exemplify through the use of photos that let the viewer get a better understanding of their unique personalities. While they have very different opinions on the candidates, their interviews showed that they want the virtually the exact same things from a presidential candidate. 

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November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Serio’s Grocery

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This is a personality profile video project about Rosie Serio. She is 91 years old, and runs the Serio’s Grocery Store in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She is like a living history book of the area. The store is a well loved landmark of the town and everyone knows where it is. Ms. Rosie is inseparable from the store; when you think of one, you think of the other. She is a living legend of the community. This project shows her in her daily operations of the store, and reminiscing about times long ago.