Coverage of Pistorius trial

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This post is another response to a blog assignment that will assess a famous, or infamous, recent trial’s coverage throughout the web.

This post will examine the case revolving around Oscar Pistorius.

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Critique of a video news article – in response to a college media assignment

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While the article itself is pretty interesting, I think that the usage of b-roll was not implemented to its fullest potential. The original article can be found on the CNN website here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/showbiz/judge-joe-brown-jailed/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

 

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A year in the bricks – A short story from my life

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In the Fall of 2000, I was sentenced to two, back to back, 5 year sentences to be suspended, 1 year in Clinton County Jail, and 500 hours of community service. With a slam of the gavel I was off to begin my 1 year sentence. The next year of my life showed me a lot about man kinds’ true nature, pushed the physical and mental limits of what most people typically endure, and gave me a window into my future if I did not veer quickly from my current path. Continue reading