For my final project I created a 3-fold news story in the town of Hawkins from Stranger Things. I designed a magazine cover:
Made an image of the lab surrounded by news vans:
And created a recording from a Hawkins public radio viewpoint:
I chose to base the project off the next few days after the events of the Fourth of July festival for the general public of the town. I wanted to make it feel like real-life, where there would be multiple forms of media reporting on or conveying the same story. Doing it this way helped see how different forms of media all have their place and how they might report a story differently depending on their mode. Making all of the components felt a lot easier now than they did at the beginning of the course. Making the radio segment actually took me the least amount of time, which I would never have guessed earlier in the semester. Designing magazine covers continues to be one of my favorite projects from the course and I had a lot of fun making this one. I still struggle with image editing, as can be seen in the blurry lines of the vans, but I think it’s much better than when I first attempted it.