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UM journalism and IMC students vlog about life in the time of the coronavirus

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 by ldrucker

Many of our University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media students are working during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing stories about what is happening and creating video projects about their experiences.

Students from professor Michael Fagans’ class recently completed a video project.

“The students were asked to record a two- to five-minute long vlog,” said Fagans, “and to include one concern and one area that they saw hope. This was a way to check-in with them, start them working on an easy project and get a ‘snap-shot’ of where they were physically and mentally.”

Click this link or the photo below to view the video. Captions are provided.


COVID-19 and social distancing

COVID-19 and social distancing

Fagans said the project helped him learn more about his students and the challenges they are currently facing.

“I now better understand what they are experiencing,” he said.

As a result of the project, Fagans said he feels responsible for helping his students navigate this time in history and the pandemic. He is also offering encouragement.

He said he wants to “help them complete the course and produce work that they can be proud of during difficult times.”

Fagans said more individual student work will be published at the following links: Link 1 and Link 2.

We hope to share more student work created during this time in the future.