Back Story 3 — London

July 2, 2009

BY BIANCA TUMA

I am finally home, working on the last bits of my term paper, which I believe will turn out great! I am eager to finish it because I have ben working on it for six days now!

While I sit and work on it, some memories from my experience come back to me. I am so happy I went abroad and met all the wonderful people I did. I saw so many amazing things and listened to some really interesting people as well. BBC was wonderful to visit, and ITN was so much fun.

I am writing my paper on the future of journalism in Britain, but it mostly talks about BBC’. I really enjoyed listening to Pete Clifton at BBC! He was great!

Anyway, I am sad that we had to leave Europe. I wish we had more time over there! It was a great experience, and I would hope that I am able to travel overseas sooner rather than later!


Back Story 2 — London

July 2, 2009

BY BIANCA TUMA

I am doing my last story I’ll every write in London. I am doing a photo feature with pictures and music to go along with it on St. Bride’s, also known as the Journalists or Printers Church.

I take the day off and head over to St. Bride’s on Fleet Street. I arrive and take a few pics of the church looking beautiful in the afternoon. I walk up to the front, and they are having a service. I am told its OK to walk around and take pictures as long as I am quiet, but I decide to come back later to make sure I get all the pictures I want without bothering anyone.

I come back around 6 and begin to take pictures. I notice that the church may be tiny, but it is most definitely charming. There are many placs all over the church dedicated to journalists. I get all the pictures I need and head back home to put my piece together.


Back Story 1 — London

July 2, 2009

BY BIANCA TUMA

In London we visited one of the most interesting places I have ever been—a Sikh temple, or Gudwara. As we walk up to the beautiful place of worship, I find myself a bit curious as to how this experience will unfold. I have never been to a Gudwara before!

We walk in and are told to take our shoes off and wrap a cloth around our heads before entering the Gudwara. We walk up a few stairs and found ourselves inside. There is a beautiful cloth on the ground leading to this magnificent Sikh altar. Read the rest of this entry »


Belfast

June 18, 2009

BY JAMES KING

To truly understand The Troubles in Ireland, you have to go to Belfast. Every corner of the city reveals the painful scars left by decades of violence. Every person has a story.

On our visit the rain and gray sky may have shaped some of my impression of Belfast, but seeing a 40-foot wall dividing a city, no matter the meteorological backdrop, tells anyone who sees it just how tense life must be. Read the rest of this entry »


A Journalist’s Guide to Time and Distance in Ireland

June 18, 2009

BY JAMES KING

Anyone visiting a foreign country will find himself asking the same two questions over and over again: “Where is something?” and “About how long does it take to get there?” Both reasonable things to ask someone while in a foreign land.

What you will find in Ireland is that it’s never that simple. Maybe it’s all the Guinness, but people in Ireland tend not to know exactly where they are in relation to just about anything. Read the rest of this entry »


Paris Report

June 9, 2009

BY BIANCA TUMA

As I walk along the drizzled streets, I feel I am so close to the culture, yet I can’t touch it. While I hear sounds of horns and voices in whispers at every corner, I’m swept away by the charismatic and whimiscal nature of this city—Paris, France. Read the rest of this entry »


Back Story 3

June 8, 2009

BY BIANCA TUMA

Today is my final day working on our Ryan Report story. We have successfully gathered enough information for both Derek and me to do a great job on our individual pieces. Unfortunately, I’m crazy frustrated throughout the day.

I have a two problems. The Internet keeps randomly disconnecting, and the wix program occasionally sets me back. After much frustration and anxiety, I finally finish my first ever multimedia slideshow. I’m excited. Even though I know it’s not the best, I put in a great deal of effort and time to get it to work. Enjoy!