Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sweet Green

Green is the new black. That's what they're all saying. Across the nation, Americans are making more environmentally conscious decisions to help preserve our planet. Towson University is no exception. With several programs and organizations dedicated to going green and helping the environment, Towson University is just one of many schools across the nation doing its part. For my next story, I want to have a one-on-one interview with one of the members of the Video Activism Organization Facebook group. The VAO Facebook group puts together creative videos to fight apathy about the environment and keep students aware of environmental crises the world is now facing. Some questions I want to ask are about the impact of the environmental videos on Facebook users, the direction and goals of the growing organization, and what other organizations or proagrams are the members of VAO active in. For audio, I'll use interesting clips of the interview to add to my webpage. I also want to snap of photo of my interviewee in action, preferably working at their computer. I want to put the spotlight on students who are putting their time and effort into helping our planet.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rock the Vote!

It's hard to avoid the election frenzy that has fallen over our country. Yes, it's that time of year again, time to cast our ballots in the spirit of American democracy. As we move into the final stretch in the race toward the White House, it's time to make our collective voice heard. Who will win the Presidency: Obama or McCain? It is the duty of each American citizen to decide.
That's why I have decided to cover the voting event at my local election center, Walden Woods Elementary School in Clinton, MD. I want to evaluate the turnout, including diversity amongst the voters, assess the atmosphere, and interview as many voters as possible. I'll ask questions about the wait to vote, what issues are most important to each voter, who the voters support, and who they think will win the election. As a virgin voter, I want to learn more about the voting process as I rock the vote for the first time.