An example of working abilities using interactive PDF elements, text and photographic layout. This project is intended for high school students in the nearby area, curious about the different picturesque areas within Elizabethtown and Elizabethtown College.
A documentation and samples of social media copy curated for Hippocampus Magazine, an online nonfiction publication based in Harrisburg, PA
Assignment – Tease an author’s interview or article with an interesting quote, and summarize their feature for a Facebook Post.
I think being different, being gay (even before I came out to myself), saved me and propelled me forward. Now I need to find the container for that storyline and a thread to stitch my past to the present.
How a writer’s experiences in the dating world, is so familiar to even the perfect stranger. Kate Walter shares her thoughts on her memoir and where her story will lead next.
At the table, I dunked and munched but soon froze when I spotted one of the washed wine glasses shattered on the floor beside the garbage pail.
No one had been in the kitchen but me.
Guest columnist Sharon Kurtzman, humorously crafts an anxious, and invisible reader craving more during a writer’s spooky residency.
Storytelling is an evolutionary process. So write your first draft, but don’t let that be where your story ends. Dig deeper, get feedback, trust the process… and may the force be with you.
Guest columnist Tom Farr bestows the stagnant writer with tips to push their story to galactic proportions.
Hannah Straton peers into White Matter, by Janet Sternburg, who writes of the dynamics of a Jewish family, post-lobotomy
But this year, she would receive two long-stemmed red roses (the most I could afford),…The inscription within the card would read simply, “Will you be my Valentine?” She wasn’t there.
Andy Harper recalls his first time in the friend zone, during a Valentine’s Day exchange with his 6th-grade crush.
Melissa Knackmuhs Kiefer
You weigh 214 lbs. Your bulletproof vest weighs 4 lbs. and 5 oz. Your duty belt weighs 14 lbs. and 13 oz. Some days, I want to know the weight of all the things you carry.
Knackmuhs Kiefer’s words to a nameless officer in the second person, reads of a will to survive the union between two people, despite the danger.
Patricia Perry Donovan
Most children sucked their thumb. Not mine. At the first divination of stress—I swear that child could sense when her father was due home—up went her index finger, like a sailor gauging the wind’s course…It was second nature for Della, soothing herself that way.
Patricia Perry Donovan writes of a mother and daughter hurrying to achieve true freedom and stability in the rocky Sandias.
A submitted promotional video for the Chemistry Department at Elizabethtown College. The skills employed are elements of video production, interview and graphic placement.
The following sample, showcases elements of TV video production in the form of a ‘2-SOT’ (Sound over tape), and feature news writing/reporting.
Mad Cow Show with Sane Senior Reflection
With stress in various forms piling around desks, students look to various forms of entertainment. One of those sources are Elizabethtown College’s own student improv group, Mad Cow. The troupe advertises and performs on various weekends during the school year. Comments on the group’s goal and a fellow Cow’s thoughts, were provided by Brett Williams, a Business Administration student and senior.
Also watch Here: Mad Cow 2014
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This sample showcases news writing, reporting, an attention for narrative and communicating campus involvement.
Post-Homecoming Help: Into the Streets
Elizabethtown College carries on a fall tradition and campus involvement with the surrounding community. The Office of Civic Engagement prepares itself for “Hopping Into the Streets 2014,” a way of volunteering on a larger level. The student coordinators hosted a rally to promote the program this past weekend. Saturday, October 25th is when the Office will host many organizations and citizens who signed up for extra hands. Volunteer work may vary from raking to seasonal home preparation.
Watch here:“Hopping Into the Streets 2014″ @ Etown
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A 2014 audio newscast about various world and national news. The stories were arranged from a listener’s perspective (what is more important and in my own backyard?). The newscast was recorded as if listening on Elizabethtown College’s radio station WWEC 88.3 FM. The skills showcased within this sample are news-writing for broadcast radio, editorial story selection and audio production.
Student-sponsored trip to NYC recorded and compiled in Spring 2013. The skills in the sample are audio production, auditory narrative and script-writing.