Reporting on Religion — London

June 30, 2009

BY MEGAN NELSON

I added finishing touches to my final project about reporting on religion. I took the advice from my classmates and put in better pictures that went with the script more. I also moved some clips around so they sounded better, and I cut one a little shorter. With my last few edits, this project came out better than I expected.


Blissful Union

June 30, 2009

BY KRISTYNA MURPHY


Who or What Is God?

June 26, 2009

BY KRISTYNA MURPHY

I asked numerous people at St. James Park in London the following question: Who or what do you think is God?


The Final Touches

June 26, 2009

BY KRISTYNA MURPHY

Right now I am putting the final touches on my two stories. I like the way the video has turned out for “Who or What Is God?,” but the audio could be much better. It’s difficult to hear one or two people’s responses. I wasn’t sure if I should quote them across the bottom or do something more creative. I’ve finally decided that for three of the people, there would be words that come in and then disappear. And the wording would also be in a consistent font and color. I can’t really explain it, but you will see it soon enough.

I am also still waiting to hear back from one of the women in an arranged marriage. I am hoping to get wedding pictures to include in the slideshow. I really don’t want to have to resort to using Google images. I’ll give that a few more days to see if I hear back from either of them.


Reporting Abroad Experience

June 25, 2009

BY MEGAN NELSON

Before this trip, I had not taken into consideration the difficulties of being a journalist in foreign countries. It was much harder than I would have thought. 

Every culture works so differently that it is hard to adapt so quickly. For example, in Ireland everything moves at a much slower pace, so it was hard to get timely interviews. In London Elle and I encountered the problem that people would not e-mail us back for project ideas we had.  It was a good learning experience running into these problems, for I now appreciate the types of things I can accomplish easily once I am back in Arizona. In the U.S. people are more receptive to talking to American students than they were in Dublin, Paris and London.


Volunteering at a Sikh Gurdwara

June 25, 2009

BY MEGAN NELSON

Click here to see Elle Walls’ accompanying print story.


Kirtan: The Music of Sikhism

June 25, 2009

BY LAUREN KAWAM

After traveling to a Gurdwara, or Sikh temple, I was inspired to capture the spirit of this ceremonial music with this photo essay.