Briana Reed

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#1 He was sleeping in the Drive-Thru

Atlanta police was called by a Wendy’s employee on Friday night, June 12, 2020 because Brooks was found in the drive thru line sleeping in his car and needed him to move in order to assist other customers. Two officers respond, Officer Garrett Rolfe and Officer Devin Brosnan. Mr. Brooks was found sleeping and officers discovered he was intoxicated & Mr. Brooks gave consent to take a sabriety test. After having a 41-minute conversation with Mr. Brooks, who…

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If one of your favorite movie genres are romance then you already know how most romantic movies go. Boy meets girls, they fall and love and live happily ever. Even though we know this is how every movie will end, its the journey that matters. How exactly they fall in love with one another is what we all love to see. We love LOVE and what’s better than love itself other than the journey to love? Get ready for a long weekend of binge watching different love stories and love series from young love to seasoned love about…

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KGSM-TV is preparing to stream its first ever live newscast in Griffon Media history in the next two weeks all thanks to the Student Government Association. Last semester, on October 2, 2020, MWSU Senate Bill #FY21–13 Invest in our Griffon Media, was passed. The bill explains the purpose of Griffon Media, its impact it has had over the Missouri Western community for years and the amount of funds requested. …

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KGSM-TV is preparing to stream its first ever live newscast in Griffon Media history in the next two weeks. Last semester, students involved in Griffon Media asked the Student Government Association for a grant in order to bring the studio space back to life by adding new features such as more cameras, lighting equipment and a fully renovated sound room.

Griffon Media is all the media available at Missouri Western from newspaper, yearbook and the class course, Griffon Update. Stories of all types are showcased on KGSM-TV such as news, sports, lifestyles, features, breaking news and more. …

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Patrick Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs to another Super Bowl game for the second year in a row. After winning yesterday’s AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills 38–24, the Chiefs must now prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2021 Super Bowl game.

Just as Patrick Mahomes is the player to watch out for on the Chiefs, Tom Brady, quarterback for the Buccaneers, will be the player the Chiefs have to worry about according to Buccaneer fans. …

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Who won the Miss USA 2020 competition?

On Monday Aug 5. 2020 Miss USA crowned their 2020 winner, 22 year-old Asya Branch. The Miss USA 2020 competition took place at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. This competition has been held for 69 years and consists of 51 female contestants, one from each state.

Asya Branch, from Mississippi, is a runner, dancer and entrepreneur, runs her own cosmetic line and is the first black woman to win the title of Mississippi USA. Now known as Miss USA 2020, said her favorite part of the competition was being in…

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The Missing Link is a full multimedia story written about 10 years ago about the Burke-Gilman Trail being constructed in Seattle, Washington in King County. The Burke-Gilman Trail is a trail for bicyclist to able to safety ride their bikes without being in danger of drivers on the road. The reason this was called the Missing Link is because it had been also two years later after the city proposal to finish the trial and it still hadn’t been finished.

For this story a data visual was included which is a map of the Burke-Gilman Trial’s missing link…

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I was able to interview Dave Hon, digital editor for News-Press NOW and Matt Stook, the program director for Eagle Radio. Both Hon and Stook gave me good, yet different critiques on my website. Overall, they both liked my portfolio website.

Dave suggested I replaced my home, which is currently a picture of me along with one of my favorite quotes, with actual content of what I actually do as a journalist. He suggests the stories I have created that I am most proud of should be the first thing on a website when employers or others visit…

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The information graphic I chose to analyze is about the newest COVID-19 cases by state on the COVID tracking website. This is an interactive infographic. Each state has its own diagram and once a viewer of the website hoovers over each individual state, another diagram appears of the individual state’s COVID-19 cases today October 21st, 2020.

This type of map is very similar to an isoline map. Isoline maps show similarities in bands or blocks of value which are colored to match specific values.

I like the colors chosen for this infographic, it’s shades of red and the…

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The video package I watched on YouTube was about the a new app students can use called DoubleMap to track when a campus shuttle bus is in transit and will arrive to the stopping points along the routes. This app was brought to students through a partnership with the University of Southern Indiana (USI) and the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS).

The introduction to this package was nice, however I felt it would’ve been better to start the package with natural sound of the bus motor running along with students getting off the bus. …

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