With over a decade of showings, J-School Journals is a bi-annual event that gives leading students a platform to reveal their documentaries. Students from Florida A&M University (FAMU) are selected to premier their projects at J-School Journals, a showcase sponsored by the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. The screening is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of FAMU’S School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, 510 Orr Drive, room 2002.
The documentaries are based on real-life stories of extraordinary people in our community. “J-School Journals is significant to me because it creates a space where I can bring my ideas to life and bring awareness to global issues,” said Gabrielle Bolden, a senior broadcast journalism student. The producers are allowed to explore topics that they feel are significant to society. “I would like for the audience to become aware of the dangers of human trafficking,” said Jasmina Lahens, also a senior who will show her documentary on Saturday.
Kenneth Jones, Journalism Sequence Coordinator at FAMU SJGC, selects students to showcase their narrative features at the event. After this selection, the students are then responsible for all aspects of production. ‘Having a live audience watch a film we’ve worked endless hours on… is beyond amazing,” said Diasha Henley, a graduating broadcast journalism student. This semesters list of new additions to the screening will include live acoustic music.
Black MD’s produced by Gabrielle Bolden and Diasha Henley
Untold Truths: Human Trafficking produced by Jasmina Lahens and Brandon Jones
Paradigm News Magazine – Thought produced by Gabrielle Bolden
Paradigm News Magazine – Expressions produced by Brandon Jones
For more information, please contact Jasmine Glover at (904) 586-5255 or Oriana Plummer at (404) 662-0659.