Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Towson's CRU was truly an inspiration

What an awesome group of people! I had so much fun doing my audio story on Campus Crusade for Christ's worship team.  

Each of them shared what inspires them and how it feels to express their faith and beliefs through music.  
Listen and enjoy. -M

Soldier boy

Check out my feature story on Chistopher Paul, a student at Towson University. 

He talks about spiritual expression on campus and how he is not only a soldier for this country, but a soldier for Christ as well. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Music is my life

Music has always been fascinating to me.  I love a variety of genres from indie-folk to power-pop. 

For my audio story, I think I want to focus on students that are using their musical talents as a means of spiritual expression.

I am going to attend a CRU meeting on campus and get to know the muscians there, see if any of them play original songs, what the music means to them, etc.  
These are my ideas so far.  Anyone else with suggestions, let me know!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Print vs. broadcast leads

Print lead from Baltimore Sun articleM&T Bank said this morning that it will lay off about 29 percent of employees at Provident Bankshares Corp. when the two banks merge in May.

Broadcast style: M&T Bank says 29 percent of Provident Bankshares Corp. employees will be without jobs by May.

Print lead from The New York TimesIn her first visit to Europe since taking office, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday promised a rejuvenated trans-Atlantic relationship, and offered a preview of what she hopes will be a fresh start in frayed relations between the United States and Russia.

Broadcast Style: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promises a rejuvenated trans-Atlantic relationship between the U.S. and Russia after her visit to Europe.

Another print lead from The New York Times: With 12 hours or so to spare, Congress approved a stopgap budget resolution on Friday to avoid a shutdown of the federal government for another five days.

Broadcast Style: Congress has approved a stopgap budget resolution to a federal government shutdown for another five days.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Angela Davis talks on abolition, feminism, and some

"Standing before a crowd of nearly 500, political activist and socialist Angela Davis grinned, welcoming a standing ovation in the Potomac Lounge at Towson University. 

Davis’s confident demeanor, easy-going gestures, and big curly hair were all eye catching and sucked the audience right in, hanging off every word she spoke..."

Read the rest at my blog.