Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Celtics stay alive against Knicks, 3-2

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Down 3-1 in a pivotal Eastern quarterfinals playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion in their defeat over New York Knicks 92-86. Starting off in a deficit 11-0 in the first quarter, the Celtics  outscored the Knicks 45-28 and held a four-point lead at halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s league leader in first quarter scoring, came out shooting “lights out” in the first half but when the Knicks needed him the most, he could not deliver. Without Anthony’s deliverance, the Knicks went through a 2nd half slump in their ability to score.

As a result of the Knicks inability to score, the Celtics took advantage and capitalized on their opportunities. Without start point guard, Rajon Rondo, this required the Celtics other role players to play more of an active role in the offense. In doing so, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry combined for nearly fifty points to put the Celtics over the edge in a close but desperately needed win to keep their chances of winning a NBA championship alive. Jeff Green led all Celtic scorers with 18 points, Brandon Bass with 17 points, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each with 16 points and Jason Terry pitching in 17 points of the bench.

The Celtics will need another combined team effort to get another win in the series like they did tonight. On Friday, the Celtics will play game 6 of the series in Boston. The Knicks will need the Anthony as well as its other role players to step up to the challenge. If the Celtics can get a win, they would tie the series 3-3.

All in all, no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to come back to win the series, but Celtics have these plans on their mind.



Written by Wilton Jackson

May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

Peter Chen’s ice harvest video from Tully, NY, offers example of multimedia storytelling

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Now that you have all finished your own ice harvest multimedia storytelling projects, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what a professional did. This is a video by University of Southern Mississippi instructor Peter Chen (my husband) that he shot and edited while working for The Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, NY.

Take a look at his blog post and how it tells enough of the story to whet your appetite and fill in the blanks of the story, so it all makes sense. He also uses text in the blog post and the video to tell you that the event took place in Tully, near Syracuse, NY. Why might he have included “Syracuse,” rather than just say it took place in Tully?

Also, note the length. It is short, but not too short. Note the length of the video, as well. It’s just more than 2 minutes. That’s a lot of editing! Let’s talk about how he put it together and how it compares to what you did.

Written by bloggingmom67

May 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

A 6-year-old girl gone missing!

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Jashayla Markayia Hopson went missing tuesday from her elementary school. The state of Mississippi has issued and Amber alert for her return. As journalist it is important that we bring awareness to the media so I feel obligated to do my part in an abduction so close to home.

Written by dawntaewynn

May 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

A 4-year-old girl dies from rape

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In this moving story a 4 year old girl was raped and left to die. I’m sure this story will touch the lives of many.

Written by dawntaewynn

May 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Mayor Bloomberg speaks out!!

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In this moving speech that Mayor Bloomberg gave to the NYPD, he talks about racial profiling in New York. Mayor Bloomberg speaks out on The New York Times for not bringing necessary news of a 17 year old black man being shot to death. He congratulates the NYPD for doing their job in the stop-and-frisk stops.

Written by dawntaewynn

May 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This is a video portraying what goes into “ice harvesting.” Gordon Howard, a volunteer with the Tully Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, NY, explains what goes on at Green Lake, which was where this footage was shot. This was done in 2009.

Each year in Tully, people come together and harvest the ice, which means they basically cut it into squares and store it in an Ice House.

Farmers had their own ponds and had an ice house to help keep their milk cold and anything else that might need refrigeration, Howard said. This was very helpful back in the old days. When people started getting refrigerators, it became more commercial.

Written by Leah

May 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Ice Harvest Festival: ” From a New York Community”

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Tully, N.Y., approximately an hour away from Syracuse, N.Y., held an Ice Harvest Festival. During the festival, citizens of the Tully community got to help with the festival as well as learn the steps of which it takes to properly harvest ice. The video provides a distinct sense of direction in how ice harvesting takes place.

Ice Harvest volunteer and Tully native, Gordon Howard, was a faithful volunteer of the Ice Harvest Festival. In the video, he was interviewed in which he discussed the importance of  ice harvesting, how to ice harvest, and the how ice harvesting was used before there were modern-day refrigerators.

Ice harvesting main’s task is to keep things cool for long periods of time. In the past, ice harvesting was used to keep milk cold and any other items that would be necessary for a modern-day refrigerator. Concepts such as ice harvesting paved the way for the refrigerators that we have today.

All in all, the video provides a good explanation and a step-by-step breakdown of how ice harvesting takes place and its importance.

Written by Wilton Jackson

May 1, 2013 at 10:54 am