"These Days" is a multimedia enterprise project that captures the emotional journey Americans have collectively experienced during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. This project aims to highlight how the universally shared experience of grief deeply connects strangers together. CREDITS: Project Manager & Web Developer: Nic Huey Timeline Producer: Silas Walker Editors: Nic Huey, Michelle Hanks, Silas Walker, Emily Moses Writers: Michelle Hanks, Grace Pritchett Contributors: Michelle Hanks, Silas Walker, Emily Moses, Grace Pritchett, Phoebe Acala, Chase Sheehan, BreAnna Luker, Hayley Watson, Dalton Puckett, Madihah Abri, Megan Strassweg, Katie Stratman
Belize is home to dozens of natural wonders, including the world’s second-largest barrier reef. But Belizeans must confront climate change, pollution and development to preserve their environment and culture. Barriers is an interactive multimedia project that tells stories of Belize’s environmental challenges through ordinary people, Belizeans who have had to adapt to their changing environment as they try to survive. Our goal was to help people who are not witnessing it first-hand to understand the extent of the impact. We want our stories to inform, touch, and inspire people to action. We are a team of student videographers, photographers, reporters, designers, developers and faculty dedicated to decoding the political and economic forces driving climate change and environmental degradation in Belize and the world.
This is a team project by Raphael Knipping and Michael Trammer (students @HsH) "Lesbos - the attempt of a snapshot" is an online multimedia reportage about the political, humanitarian and social situation on the Greek island of Lesbos at the end of February and beginning of March 2020. At this time "Moria", the largest camp for refugees in Europe, is located on the Aegean island. More than 20,000 people are stuck there in self-built huts and tents. After the dangerous crossing with rubber dinghies from Turkey, they are now supposed to wait several years for their asylum application on Lesbos to be processed. The refugees find themselves in a dead end and are trapped on the island. The local islanders feel abandoned by the European Union with the consequences of the so-called "hotspot". While the islanders were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 for their humanitarian aid, the social mood in the following years increasingly developed into a powder keg. Attacks on refugees and NGO employees are frequently reported. At the end of February 2020, when the Greek government announces that it would build a new, closed camp for refugees and expropriates land for this purpose, the anger of the islanders, which had accumulated over the years, erupts. On the night of september 8th Moria burned down, leaving 12.000 stranded. The Greek government uses the opportunity to introduce the new, closed camp. We wanted to make this contemporary documentation accessible to everyone - free of charge and cross-platform, creating a modern and future-oriented work holding its own in an ever faster moving news and media world. Visitors embark on an in-depth digital and interactive 45-minute journey to the external border of the EU and - in contrast to a classic video or text report - be more involved. Our intention was to process the multitude of perspectives and conflicts with a different approach to storytelling. We will continue to work on this project and keep it up to date.