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Problems explores, Inner City and Youth Media

Problems explores, Inner City and Youth Media

There are many things in Goodman Chapter 1 that caught my attention. The text first brings up the EVC and the documentary workshop that the students are a part of. The most interesting thing to me about this is the topics they chose. Things like police brutality, youth crime, imprisonment, racial profiling, the prison system. I am writing about this because I think it is absolutely crazy that we live in the same community yet my topics for a documentary…

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Final Blog Post

Final Blog Post

On September 30th, I remember reading Principles for Oral Histories and Best Practices on the bus on the way to a soccer game. I remember reading this and taking notes on the bus. Colin, my roommate, who sits next to me before every game asked me, why are you learning about oral history? My response was one word: preservation. He proceeded to put his headphones on and listen to his rap music and I continued to take notes on best…

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Designing My Exhibit

Designing My Exhibit

Designing my exhibit was a fun yet stressful task. I think whenever we use technology for projects that we are unfamiliar with, things get a bit complicated. For me, using Omeka was the most difficult thing out of the whole project. I guess, in a way, this is a good thing, but I found it very hard to navigate through Omeka and to get my exhibit how I wanted it to look aesthetically. In Omeka, I think the most challenging…

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Interview with Illisa

Interview with Illisa

Last week I interviewed Illisa K. I think the interview went very well. It flowed very nicely and there were very good ideas mentioned. However it was a little short. Before I started the interview I asked Illisa if she could elaborate on what I asked. I asked if she could go into much detail. Things were slightly different. I still think it was a fairly good oral history though. My interview with Illisa was much different than my interview…

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Rogue Archivists – Guest Speaker

Rogue Archivists – Guest Speaker

Today Dr. Gail De Kosnik visited our class today from the University of California Berkeley, to hear about our work archiving and conducting oral histories. She came to also talk about her book Rogue Archives. What was said: What is it like being human when media is constantly changing and our way of doing things keeps changing? The ways we learn, talk to each other, tell stories, is so different now then it used to be, because of media. What has…

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The Changing Soccer Culture with Gary Pershad

The Changing Soccer Culture with Gary Pershad

I interviewed Gary Pershad, a senior on the Muhlenberg Men’s Soccer team. Gary has had a successful first year on the team winning the Conference Championships to two unsuccessful years following that. I realized that there has been an overall change in the soccer culture over the years and wanted to get an inside scoop on this culture. In this conversation, we touch upon issues of trust, alcohol, partying. We also talk about the relationships between the soccer team and…

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Notes from Oral History Reading

Notes from Oral History Reading

Notes from Principles for Oral Histories and Best Practices (Adopted October 2009) “It begins with an audio or video recording of a first person account made by an interviewer with an interviewee (also referred to as narrator), both of whom have the conscious intention of creating a permanent record to contribute to an understanding of the past.” “These include commitments to the narrators, to standards of scholarship for history and related disciplines, and to the preservation of the interviews and related…

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Reflection on Baltimore: Riots and Rebirth

Reflection on Baltimore: Riots and Rebirth

I listened to an oral history from Dr. Marion Bascom who was a the fire commissioner in 1968 during the heart of racial and segregated America in Baltimore. Bascom touches upon his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and shares a few stories of his experiences while living during the segregation. He speaks specifically to how he had to wear a white hat and a brass/gold badge that allowed him to walk freely throughout the city. I am completely outraged…

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A Realization of Archiving in my Daily Life

A Realization of Archiving in my Daily Life

I just wanted to write about a short story that happened to me tonight. Sometimes it’s hard to relate what you learn in class to life. Today, I had a meeting with my co-workers and boss in the public relations department of Muhlenberg Athletics. We were discussing different ideas we had for videos and changes to the website. I suggested the idea that we create a snapchat for the athletic department and people who follow it can have an inside…

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Zach Blog 2: Archiving Projects at Other Universities and Colleges

Zach Blog 2: Archiving Projects at Other Universities and Colleges

Looking through a few other archives was fun and interesting. It made me think about what I think is effective and in effective in regards to both, preserving the past and visual appeal. To start, I am going to compare and contrast each school’s web domain and talk about which I think were most effective and why. UVA, for example, raises awareness about sexual assault and violence on college campuses. The archive consists of articles from old newspapers, discussions, stories,…

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