Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Girls Fight Back Event

Multimedia storytelling is integrating audio, video, pictures, animation and other elements into a compelling text story. For multimedia story number one, I will be covering an event called “Girls Fight Back”. This event is taking place on October 28 at 7:30 pm on Towson University campus.

“Girls Fight Back” is an event for women to learn how to defend themselves if they are physically attacked or confronted by an attacker. The event is only for women. The person in charge of this event is Erin Weed. The event is sponsored by the Towson University’s Department of Athletics, The Women’s Center, Greek Life Student Activities and the Towson University Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Committee. (Image from Girls Fight Back website)

I have contacted the Towson University Counseling Center for additional information on the event and left a message for Dr. Julie McKenna, Coordinator and Sexual Assault Services. My sources would be Erin Weed, Dr. Julie McKenna and students from the event. Some questions I might ask are:

•Why do you think it’s important for women to defend themselves?
•What’s the most important tool for woman to defend herself?
•How will this help me in the future?
•What the scariest situation you have encountered?
•How do you feel after going to this event?

Now for some photo ideas, I was thinking of taking pictures of the different approaches that we learn from this event as well as women acting as if in danger so people can see the fear. Another idea would be to record audio of the types of sounds that could be used to distract the attacker. I really looking forward to this event because more crimes have been occurring around Towson University and I want to learn how to protect myself from danger.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Motorcycle Crash

Last Saturday night in Howard County, a motorcycle crash left one dead in a devastating scene on I-95. A group of motorcyclists were rapidly speeding down I-95, when one lost control and collided into another who ricocheted into the medium guardrail. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist biker who caused the accident left the scene leaving the victim in the middle of I-95.(Image from Wzj 13)

According to WJZ 13 news, at least two automobiles ran over the victim. When state troopers arrived on the scene, the victim was pronounced dead by a medical team. One witness at the scene told state troopers that “The motorcyclist who caused the accident fled on the back of one the other motorcyclists traveling with the group”.

Police are searching for the other motorcyclists that fled the scene of the accident. Investigators at the scene identified the damaged motorcycle as a 2006 Suzuki, which may help police discover who was riding the other motorcycles.

One wonders why the other motorcyclists fled the scene if it was just an accident. They may know information that could explain the cause of this accident. The only way to determine the truth is to find the other motorcyclists and question them. Police are investigating this case and ask anyone who has any information to call 410-799-2101.

If you have any questions for me, please post responds on my blog and I’ll get back to you. Thanks!
Posted by Caitlin Moore