A team of students and faculty from Montclair State University visited Puerto Rico on March 3-10, 2018, for a student journalism project on the effects of Hurricane Maria six-months after the storm ravaged the island. The School of Communication and Media (SCM) team included seven journalism and TVDM students, some of whom have family ties to Puerto Rico. Each student produced their own mini-doc video was responsible for all research, camera-work, reporting, video and audio production, and post-production.
The devastation wrought by Maria has touched nearly everyone at Montclair, and the students wanted to spend their spring break week showing support and solidarity for fellow countrymen still reeling from the devastation. At the same time, they wanted an opportunity to put to use their reporting skills with this unique learning opportunity. The student’s main focus will be on stories of resilience, recovery, and hope, and they intend to share their stories with folks back home after they return in hopes of providing greater understanding.
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