This multimedia crew of students – Amar Batra, Kevin Bostiga, Claire Galvin, Frank Greenwood Jr., William Heyne, Makhala Huggins, Michelle Kalupski, PaulMichael Mullally, Annabelle Orlando, Steven Tucker, Jennifer Walsh, Julia Werth, and Bailey Wright – spent many hours over several weeks interviewing townspeople, filming markets and neighborhoods, researching Hartford’s history and generally getting a feel for the people and how they are affected.
They devoted many more weeks to writing, rewriting, editing and fine-tuning their photos, video and written work, with input from faculty advisers Maureen Croteau, Steven G. Smith and Gail MacDonald.
A mix of storytelling, art and video shares the story of Hartford’s food desert and details in government programs such as SNAP and WIC. This package highlights the student’s own work, from story layout and design to multimedia features. The students earned credit for the project through the UConn Journalism Department’s Publication Practice course.
View the project: Food For Hartford »
Top photo: Sofia, a pre-kindergarten student at the Environmental Sciences Magnet School in Hartford, picks a fruit choice from many options for lunch. The school uses the “build-a-tray” system where students fill their lunch tray with a protein, whole grain, vegetable, fruit and milk portion. (Photo by Bailey Wright)