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“Under One Roof” Featured on Multimedia Site The37thFrame.org

The37thFrame.org, not to be confused with our annual photography contest of the same name, recently featured “Under One Roof” on their Web site. Like Multimedia Shooter and Interactive Narratives, the 37th Frame culls the Web for great multimedia journalism and then aggregates it for our viewing pleasure. Bookmark it.

“Under One Roof” is the story of Ricky and Kristy Dunlap, who, in January 2008, lost their home to foreclosure. Recently, the family of six was joined by Kristy‚Äôs brother Randy, his wife Heather and their three children. All 11 share a 1,008-square-foot double-wide trailer in Shallotte, North Carolina. Link directly to the story.

Photo by Chris Carmichael

[Preview] In Shadows: Stories of Hardship and Hope in Mental Health

In Shadows: Stories of Hardship and Hope in Mental Health (Preview) from Chris Carmichael on Vimeo.

Seven years after North Carolina legislators voted to move mental health care toward private community providers, patients with mental illness and their families are still waiting for stable and reliable mental health care services. In Shadows is a documentary Web site dedicated to telling the stories of those caught in the middle of a broken system. Site launch is scheduled for October 2008.

Video by Chris Carmichael

Carolina Photojournalism Publishes Documentary Site Andaman Rising

Photojournalists Rising from Andaman Rising-Thailand on Vimeo.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication announces the release of http://www.AndamanRising.org, a collection of 15 student-produced multimedia stories about life in southern Thailand after the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 14 journalism students traveled to the province of Phang-nga, Thailand to explore some of the most intimate corners of Thai society.

Based out of a village next to the Andaman Sea, students used photos, audio, video, graphics and design to craft cultural snapshots of a region that has risen above tragedy. Working with a team of Thai translators, they documented the story of a teenage cross-dresser in a traditional Muslim community, the narrative of an illegal immigrant family from Myanmar, and the spiritual transformation of a young monk.

Congratulations to all the students involved and a special thanks to all the wonderful families in Thailand who generously allowed us a glimpse into their lives.

Additional photos are available on Flickr.

Take a Look: Minneapolis Star Tribune’s “13 Seconds in August”

A year after the collapse of the I-35 bridge, the Star-Tribune released “13 seconds in August,” a jarring look into how, in a matter seconds, hundreds of lives were forever changed. Features a wealth of compelling video interviews. The map navigation sets the tragic scene and establishes the context for each story.

Summer Documentary Bonanza: Three CPJ Multimedia Sites Set to Launch

Three CPJ multimedia sites are scheduled to go live this summer: Nuevas Fronteras, Andaman Rising and Cape Fear to Down Here.

  • Nuevas Fronteras is a series of multimedia features that deal with the impact of the rising Latino population in North Carolina.
  • Andaman Rising is a rich multimedia Web site, which documents the lives of the people living off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea, which, during the 2004 tsunami, rose up and destroyed a lifestyle it previously sustained.
  • Cape Fear to Down Here, the 2008 installment of the Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, explores the cultures and traditions of North Carolina’s rapidly-growing Brunswick Islands.

Stay tuned.

Photo by Eileen Mignoni, from “Cape Fear to Down Here.”