Student Work Spotlight

The Effects of the Frontline

This project, produced by Emerson White, uses multimedia journalism to showcase the frustrations essential workers faced during the pandemic. The piece specifically highlights the emotional effects of working on the frontline during COVID-19 and uses three women’s lives to tell this story. These three women each had different jobs and varying experiences, but all faced the challenges the frontline presented. The written piece is the main portion of this project and the audio portion accompanies it, specifically going into more detail on Mary Austin Hacker’s experience working in an Emergency Room outside Atlanta, Georgia. This project was put together for Professor Neil Swidey’s course, JOUR 130B Science Journalism, the Pandemic, and Disinformation.
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K.C. Jones at Brandeis

In the podcast and video below, Jared Panson explores K.C. Jones' career and his lifelong love of singing.

K.C. Jones was a Hall of Famer, with one of the most decorated playing careers in basketball history. He won an Olympic gold medal, and eight NBA championships with the Boston Celtics. In 1967, he retired as a player, and four years later, he returned to the spotlight of the NBA, this time as a coach. But those years in between, while less publicized, may have been more groundbreaking than any others. In 1967, he stepped foot on the campus of the newly founded, political hotbed that was Brandeis University. Here he coached the basketball team for three seasons and ultimately, made history.

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KC Jones

K.C. Jones: The Singer

Despite K.C. Jones’s truly remarkable basketball career, if he had had it his way, he may never have been involved in sports at all. Hear from some of K.C.’s closest friends about his love for singing.

When Sustainability Isn't Sustained: the Challenge of Environmental Activism in College

Through quality multimedia storytelling, fourth year journalism student Gavi Klein explores the challenging nature of college sustainability work, the story of Brandeis' rooftop farm and the origins of Brandeis students' commitment to climate justice. She produced the two-part piece for her final project in JOUR 109b: Reinventing Journalism for the 21st Century.

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