Through the first half of the spring 2020 semester, students in the Journalism course TV News Magazine and Documentary had been developing short documentaries on subjects related to social change. But when production was disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions, they, along with Assistant Professor Gino Canella, saw the opportunity to expand their projects into multimedia websites, with deeply satisfying results.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing people to turn to each other for help, the Emerson Engagement Lab was one of the places Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell turned.
There are many ways to tell Boston’s story. On Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pm, WERS 88.9 FM will showcase several of them.
The ‘On The Same Page’ virtual book campaign is refreshing the bookshelves and mindsets of Boston teenagers this year as a part of a unique collaboration between Emerson Professor Cathryn Edelstien’s Nonprofit Fundraising Campaign class and students from Hyde Park’s New Mission High School (NMHS). The impact is both immediate and ongoing — allowing for generations of teens at NMHS and beyond to see themselves in stories.
By Zenebou Sylla ‘22 EmersonWrites, an urban creative writing program offering free college-level workshops for Boston area students in grades 8-12, celebrated its 10th Annual Showcase late last month at … Continue Reading EmersonWrites Celebrates a Decade of Creation and Community
“To do more, be more and give back more” were the inspired words Rose Shumow received from a stranger about her late husband and Emerson journalism professor, Moses Shumow, who left a legacy of giving voices to the voiceless.
Scholars are seeking new methods for teaching responsible journalism, and activists are advocating for the media and civic systems that best reflect equitable and vibrant societies. On Feb. 28, in the Paramount Center’s Black Box Theater, they will gather from across continents to discuss solutions at the inaugural Social Justice & Media Symposium.
Recently, Emerson Communication Studies students helped 16 public high school students with visual impairment learn the fundamentals of podcasting, during a day-long pilot workshop with the Perkins School for the Blind.
Emerson College and Massachusetts Literary Education & Performance (Mass LEAP) are entering a new partnership and relaunching a poetry and spoken word festival that for the past seven years has showcased the talents of Boston youth.
The ECPD in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps has collected more than 1,200 new toys for less fortunate children in the greater Boston area.