Collaborative multimedia series produced by journalism students
Dec 10, 2012
A new multimedia series produced by journalists at two MU media organizations shed light on the small-town lives of rural Missouri teens. Students working at KBIA-FM and the Columbia Missourian in broadcast and print news have come together for the project along with a third partner, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), which has reported that rural teens are an underserved population in media. The hope for this project is that other news organizations around the nation will use this as inspiration for small towns of their own. This collaboration is supportive of the Mizzou Advantage initiative Media of the Future.
Story by Reynolds Journalism Institute News
A multimedia series led by journalists at two University of Missouri media organizations are giving rural teenagers a chance to speak out about the joys and struggles in small Missouri towns via ‘My Life, My Town.’
According to researchers at Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) of Columbia, also a partner in the project, rural teens are an underserved population in media.
Producers, photographers and journalists at KBIA – FM and the Columbia Missourian newspaper not only want to foster better understanding about rural teenagers, but also create a model for other broadcast networks/media outlets to share these videos/articles or use the idea and create their own projects.
“We would love it if they would steal the idea,” said Assistant Professor and KBIA News Director Janet Saidi.
The program is made up of a unique collaboration between broadcast and print journalists. Columbia Missourian Director of Photography Brian Kratzer and KBIA Assistant News Director Ryan Famuliner have partnered with Saidi in the production of this program. MU senior Sarah Hoffman has served as the executive producer. More…