Thinking On Our Toes . . .

These are the three audio stories Alex and I had decided upon. Enjoy!

  • Mike Dilbeck with Campuspeak:

 We would gather sound clips from his speech, as well as from the conversations from the dinner before his speech with him and three other leaders in the Greek community. This story is important because he talks about bystander behavior and leadership on campus. He instills the necessary tools for anyone to accomplish successful leadership traits that will make a significant impact on our community. Bystander behavior is a huge problem within this age group; therefore it would be interesting to get his perspective and his advice of how bystander behavior can be diminished in our community and the steps that one needs to follow in order to prevent bystander behavior from becoming a relevant issue on our society. Possible sources could include Mike Dilbeck himself, Kate Steiner (Greek Life Coordinator, (President of the National Panhellenic Council)  and Clay Radakovich (President of Inter-fraternal Council) and possibly any students who attend the speech.

  •  Story about Campus Activity Center and the events they put on:

 The campus activity center puts on events on Wednesday nights. This Wednesday night, October 19, 2011 from 8-10 p.m. Kelly Taylor, a comedian, is performing. It is vital for students to get involved on campus and I think this story would show all the great and fun ways there are for students to make a difference and get involved on campus. Involvement usually corresponds with greater success rates and this story shows students that there are amazing ways to impact student’s and campus, getting involved within recognized students organizations (RSO). It could be a great way to show support for the activities that our student fees go towards. We could interview Anna Rader, who works for the CAC, we could also collect sound clips from the Kelly Taylor as well as we could talk to the Aztec workers who handle the sound for these events. All of those people would give us a different perspective on the story. 

  • The new STOP violence project on campus

 The STOP violence program is a new program this year that educates the University on how to end sexual and relationship violence on campus. Sexual violence is a huge problem on campus, and a majority of the time it is swept under the rug. So by doing this story we could help educate people on the project itself, while promoting safe sex and safe relations. We could talk to Jules Arthur, who is the program coordinator. We could also talk to the Albany Safe Project to hear about other perspectives on healthy relationships. Another resource would be the counseling center and discuss information on the resources available on campus, including the resources they provide if students are involved with a violent relationship.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen Landreville
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:34:51

    All three ideas are well thought out. Sources seem good. I would now consider how visually appealing these three stories are compared to one another. Does any story have an edge over another in terms of getting good photos that are interesting to viewers? In my view, I can see story idea #2 being the most visual story because it’s a public event with people attending. I’m unsure how story #1 will pan out in terms of visuals. You’ll have to get creative to capture that idea in an interesting way. Story #3 is a good story idea, but is there any STOP violence events taking place soon? How could you get a visual story out of that idea? Please consider these points while making your story decisions for the group and individual projects. Good luck!


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