Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
8-18 Media travels to DNC
8-18 Media's video blog
I believe the video blog -- hosted on TV6's website -- will be updated during both National Conventions. So keep checking that link for updates over the next couple of weeks.
Still haven't found anything on The Mining Journal's site.
Tues. Aug 26th: 8-18 Media (finally) has a story in The Mining Journal.
8-18 Media DNC Blog (TV6 Website)
There are now three stories on 8-18 Media's video blog (also TV6 website -- linked above)
Wed. Aug 27th: Another Mining Journal entry
New blog entry on TV6 website
Thurs. Aug 28th: 8-18 Media also has blog posts on MLive.Com
We finally hear from Ben, with a story covering -- not surprisingly -- a more technical point of view. So far, we've heard from Emily, Erin, and Ben. But there is still one more 8-18 Media member on the DNC team we've not heard from. (Where's Eric?) Correction: Eric does have at least one post on the MLive website. Oops. My bad!
Short video clip from inside the Pepsi Center added to the Convention Coverage page on the TV6 website...AND another story by Eric.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
(trying to do the "right thing" and NOT repost the same photo for another meme with a similar theme)
Planning and briefing meetings were held -- the Republican team will only meet a couple more times next week.
In the meantime, other non-convention-related stories still needed to be completed.
And, as always, Hayley reminds everyone to have fun and not take things too seriously.
The Convention Teams, other members of 8-18 Media, and family members take time out to volunteer for the Seafood Festival. Each year, the Seafood Festival is hosted by the Marquette Rotary West, who donated $500 towards the Convention Teams' costs.
And, finally, press passes and business cards were handed out. (Side note: Although Hayley has reported some of the radio stories, she was actually trained in as an Editor for 8-18 Media. Editors sometimes also do reporting.)
All that's basically left is the packing. We still need to buy a few things for Hayley to pack, plus try to come up with some money -- not just for buying things for the trip, but also to cover costs for meals...and, hopefully, some for her to spend on souvenirs and such. Other than that, she's all set and excited to go. She even gets to miss the first week of school in order to attend the Convention.
She's also excited because she may be the one who gets to use the flip-cam, which was provided by TV6, a local television station. Hayley said both TV6 and The Mining Journal (local newspaper) will post the kids' stories during the conventions on their websites. When I find out what the links are, I will try to remember to post them on my blog. I will also try to post some of the photos and/or video I get from Hayley. She'll be bringing at least one of my cameras with her -- probably the old Nikon Coolpix 885 I picked up at the Flea Market, and the old (crappy) Aiptek IS-DV2. We're not sure if she'll be able to send them to me while in St. Paul, so those may have to wait to be posted until after she returns from her trip.
In the meantime, here is a convention-related story Hayley worked on with two other 8-18 Media members, Maggie and Erin, about a recent mock election (direct link to mp3 file) that was held at Marquette's City Hall.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Anyway, here are some shots I DID manage to get during the Pirate Festival. I may try to catch the Pirate Ball tonight and take some pics of dancing Pirates, but I'm not going to make promises.