Headlines: JM Blay-Tofey

A Classroom Catches Fire on Mallory College Campus

Around 6:30pm authorities arrived to the scene of a fire on campus which erupted from a classroom trashcan, leaving two students injured.

Man charged with Jail time for participating Cross burning

Fred R. Thornton, 32, was sentenced to 9 months in prison after pleading guilty to burning crosses in front of interracial homes. Thornton’s two accomplices will be tried next month.

Faulty Anti-drug campaign causes Pencil Recall

As the pencils read “Too Cool To Do Drugs,” after a few uses, it may actual host messages such “Cool To Do Drugs” and eventually “Do Drugs.”

Plane Crash leaves Pilot and Passenger Only Survivors

A single-engine plane touched down in the middle of a little league ballpark due to a “loss of power in the planes system.

Winter Weather Bringing Delays, Jams, and More

Below freezing temperatures are creating hazardous conditions across the highway. Vehicles have began to salt the roads to subside the icy conditions.

 

Midterm Story Final: JM Blay-Tofey

MUD Magazine is pushing to create a foundation for the wide variety of people who are creatively expressing themselves, as well as their culture through curation, photography, music, and many other creative directions incorporating individuality. MUD Magazine is an independent publication inspired by “a love for our hometowns” as well as the many different arts and music that spawn from the cracks of each unique street. MUD is striving to bring and capture southern culture to the world by showcasing an abundance of “talents, work, and spirit of individuals across the region and beyond.”

During spring break of 2017 MUD Magazine hosted their very own unique events while engaged in its their second official appearance at Austin’s very own music festival “South by South west”. “SXSW” or “South by,” being a staple in new and live music to date is a platform for artist and organizations to be put on the forefront awkward . With hundreds of brands, publications, and performers flooding the streets of downtown Austin, MUD hosted an event named “South-boiled” in collaborations with Heard Entertainment on the first weekend of the festival which incorporated an array of music across different genres as well as an abundance of crawfish to go around. This event and amongst others showcased the many principles MUD strives to voice, as well as how and why the planning and preparation of creating a public event must be accounted for, from the social media aspect down to each artist alone.

Due to South by having a big reputation awkward and not grammatical, many events are sponsored by popular publications like Fader, along with programs such as MTV (MTVu). When putting together an event for MUD, let alone south by, the audience is the main focus. Choosing a venue, or possible collaborations that would accommodate the masses, as well as decorating each event with welcoming messages and views to give everyone the positive image MUD stands by. This, along with incorporating social media by creating digital guides to south by with flyers and info on the event to give possible attendee’s an accurate synopsis of what to expect whether being performers, artists, food, or drinks (venders, etc.). Merchandising and brand image are key points in event planning, therefore being able to have “merch” available for everyone to advertise the MUD logo.

With south by providing a diverse audience, MUD orchestrated an ambiance that would both welcome new people to the world of MUD and remind the previous members why MUD is here in the first place. Being able to gain an insight many of us fail to recognize when visiting an event such as the “South-broil” provides a first hand look into cooperation and dedication needed to supply the “MUD experience,” as well as the many people who come together to create the faces of MUD.
There are no interviews for this written piece. In Journalism, the people you interview make assertions that must be attributed to them via quotation or paraphrase. The reporter does not make the assertions.

http://www.mudmagazine.co/field-guide/

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Midterm Story Draft: JM Blay-Tofey

Well, what you have here is a speech about how awesome MUD is. My question is: What’s the story? Did you follow the creation of an issue from start to finish? That would have a built-in narrative progression. Take a look at this documentary. It’s about Vogue, yes, but it tells the story of Vogue by taking us through Vogue doing what it does: http://www.firstmondayinmay.com/synopsis

What is your multimedia? Is this primarily a written story (not more than 400-600 words. Be sure to review the assignment). Is it video? Think about the way you’re telling the story. The multimedia piece and written piece should complement each other, not repeat each other.

Looking forward to seeing the final product.

When it comes to the spread of culture and embracing the youth, more and more attention is being focused on the younger scene. From art, to music, and even social issues, the many different cultures in which play a part is growing daily. With this growth the appearances of new and independent ventures striving to bring many different sources of “fresh” unique talents and minds are providing a new view in terms of culture.

Within this growing likeliness for independent work, self/cultural expression, and the influence of youth MUD Magazine is making waves to create a foundation for the wide variety of people who are creatively expressing theirselves themselves, as well as their culture through curation, photography, music, and many other creative directions incorporating individuality.

MUD Magazine is an independent publication inspired by “a love for our hometowns” as well as the many different arts and music that spawn from the cracks of each unique street. MUD is striving to bring and capture southern culture to the world by showcasing an abundance of “talents, work, and spirit of individuals across the region and beyond”. Punctuation goes inside quotation marks = Associated Press style (which is what we’re using in this class since it’s journalism).

My Midterm story will be on the Independent publication know as MUD Magazine and will follow their second official appearance at Austin’s very own music festival South by South west. “SXSW” being a staple in live music to date is a platform for new artist and organizations to be put on the forefront, with hundreds of performers flooding the streets of downtown Austin. MUD, having grown substantially from previous years will be hosting their very own events and artist.

During the festival i will collect images of the cultural environment MUD resides in, as well as the people who work everyday to see the spread of content reach the corners of the world.

I will also Interview one of MUD’s publishers to:

  • Gaining insight on what MUD has to offer
  • Figure out why MUD is here at SXSW
  • Find out what MUD aims to do in terms of culture and youth
  • Lastly ask why people should care about the work MUD is doing in general

Midterm story PITCH: JM Blay-Tofey

My story will cover an independent publication during Austin’s very own South by South West. During the week long event, i will conduct recorded interviews with the employees, gain insight with the foundation through video (interviews, the events they are working on, etc.), and capture this movement through photos to appropriately address the progress, views, and goals of this independent publication. Sounds promising. What does this publication have to do with SXSW and what are they going to be doing that week? Are we going to see the writers, photographers and editors putting an issue together? What is the story?