The Graduates

L to R: E. White, L. Burns, B. Mason, C. Ferreira, R. Holmes, N. Palermo, J. Nussbaum, A. Castro, T. Jackson, O. Lyons, K. Terbush, R. Scofield. Photo Credit: Liz Lorenz

L to R: E. White, L. Burns, B. Mason, C. Ferreira, R. Holmes, N. Palermo, J. Nussbaum, A. Castro, T. Jackson, O. Lyons, K. Terbush, R. Scofield. Photo Credit: Liz Lorenz

The topics students explored in the fall 2013 offering of Digital Journalism I focused on the history of our communities in Bristol and Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We reported hyper-local news stories on environmental sustainability, hunger, the farm-to-fork local food movements, and other topical issues in our campus community, Mount Hope Bay, and surrounding areas. We also reported on scientific breakthroughs at Roger Williams University.

In spring 2012, the topics slated for multimedia news coverage revolved around science reporting. Ten Roger Williams University journalism students completed multimedia projects that showcased their exploration of the digital journalism vernacular and the world of science reporting. Four teams explored issues of environmental sustainability that are top of mind in our immediate surroundings: Narragansett Bay and Aquidneck Island. Another team examined the facts and the myths of concussions among student athletes. Their work demonstrates a thorough understanding of Thornburg‘s three pillars of online journalism: multimedia, interactivity and on-demand delivery. See for yourselves…

Wind Energy on Aquidneck Island by Kathleen Kiely & Noor Alaweyat

Save the Bay by Emily Nissensohn & Nicholas Souza

Saving the Bay by Chris Ferreira & Nicholle Buckley

Sustainable RI by Alyssa Allen & Laura Kelly

Concussions in Sports by Dan Weidmann & Sam D’Orsi

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