Tag Archives: Haiti

Profile: A Red Cross Youth Services Coordinator

By Tess Jewell-Larsen When the video started, Nathan Keffer was not sure of the reactions that would come from watching the Red Cross and Red Crescent teach hand-washing songs to Haitian children. But when the video ends a 15-year-old boy … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Sean Penn and Haiti

I read Moni Basu’s article about Sean Penn and the efforts the Oscar winner is making to help the people of Haiti. Penn founded the J/R Haitian Relief Organization that offers aid to the people who are suffering from diseases … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: America’s Short Attention Span

By Alex Zielinski This week, I found an article to analyze in an interesting column (The Numerologist) on Salon.com. Written by John Sides, “On Haiti, America’s short attention span strikes again”, studies the brief yet heavy coverage of natural disasters … Continue reading

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Alli’s Media Analysis: Haiti Going Green?

by Alli Jarvinen In light of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, I chose to seek out blogs and articles that discuss environmental sustainability. I was impressed by the New York Times Green blog. The blog, while naming itself “a blog about … Continue reading

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Miki’s Media Analysis

Following a national disaster, such as the recent Haitian earthquake, it’s important for a country to come together to make it through the turmoil.  It is sometimes difficult for an entire country to find a common interest around which to … Continue reading

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Alex’s Media Analysis

I listened to and read “Haitians’ Faith Unshaken By Earthquake” for my analysis, a story by NPR’s Martin Kaste. Published on Easter, this piece illustrated the foreign perspective most Haitians share when it comes to spirituality and religion, with an … Continue reading

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Chile and Photojournalism

By Jennifer Busby When an earthquake hits, reporters are on the ground before troops are. Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, said that his crew touched down in Haiti after the January earthquake before the military planes arrived. With … Continue reading

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Media Analysis of Comparing Hurricane Katrina to Haiti Earthquake

The news the past twelve days has been centered on the earthquake in Haiti, as it probably should. However, I admit I am not one who watches the news on a regular basis. I know the basics of the event … Continue reading

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Media Analysis – “On Street Tracing Haiti’s Pain, Survival Goes On”

The striking lead of “On Street Tracing Haiti’s Pain” – “Avenue Poupelard in the center of this devastated city pulses with life and reeks of death almost two weeks after the earthquake” – creates the juxtaposition between life and death … Continue reading

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Analysis of “Crime Rises as Aid Awaits Distribution”

I watched a New York Times’ interactive slide show called, “Crime Rises as Aid Awaits Distribution” that showed the after effects of the earthquake that occurred in Port Au Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010. The earthquake included every class, … Continue reading

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