Overview of Being 12 Project

WNYC about page
The Being 12 series website
About the project – What’s the point? (start video at 1 min)
Being 12 Tumblr
Being 12 YouTube
#being12 on Twitter

For Discussion:
-Watch Being 12: Intro
-Watch Being 12: If you give a 12-year-old a phone
-Watch Being 12: What romance is like in middle school
-Watch Being 12: On race

Questions:

Why is this a more interesting way to do “person on the street?”

What works about these videos?

What do you notice about the visuals?

What do you notice about the audio?

What question(s) do you find most interesting?

Which student(s) stands out to you? Why?

What techniques do you think the reporters may have used to conduct these interviews and get these kids to open up?

Think about all of this is in the context of article How to make boring things interesting in video by Adam Westbrook

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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