As a multimedia journalism major, I have learned not only how to tell stories with the written word but also with video and photo. Below are two videos I shot and edited as part of a digital video class I took in fall 2017. I also included a few photos I have taken for the Simpsonian, along with links to the stories they appeared in.
This first video is an on-scene news reporting package in which I cover a silent protest the Black Student Union and the Simpson Feminist Club held to raise awareness of police brutality against people of color.
This second video is a profile of a Simpson student who explains why his involvement in Simpson’s Religious Life Community makes him happy.
I took this first photo at a meeting where the administration and faculty discussed the 13 faculty eliminations the college was to announce later that day. Pictured, from left to right, are Student Body President Emma Schlenker, Student Body Vice President Cecilia Martinez, and College President Jay Simmons. Schlenker and Martinez address Simpson faculty members with words of support as Simmons watches them from afar.
The next two photos I took at a protest Simpson students held in the college’s Kent Campus Center in response to those 13 faculty eliminations. The protest took place as the college’s board of trustee’s held its annual fall meeting. Students packed the space, many holding signs criticizing the college, and especially President Simmons, for the eliminations.
This last photo I took of students writing on the Simpsonian’s annual Free Speech Wall in the Kent Campus Center. While the wall is on display, students, staff and faculty are free to write anything they wish on it.