Over the past year, Emily has grown as a multimedia journalist. Sometimes she buries her usual toolset of pen and paper under a camera, audio recorder and tripod. Sometimes she does everything for one story: write, take pictures and produce a video. After all, they all have the same goal — they simply use different tools.
Emily’s work from a multimedia class, in which she explored subcultures of Champaign and Urbana, Ill., and from her summer internship at the Scripps-Howard Foundation Wire
She focused on one subculture: the off-campus Champaign-Urbana Jewish community. Only 1,500 Jews live full-time in the area, with only one formal synagogue. But like the Jewish communities around America, CU Jews have a voice. They have traditions. And they have stories.
Special thanks to the Rabbi Norman Klein at Sinai Temple in Champaign, Michael Greenstone, the Burian family, the Cukierman-Zingerevitz family, the Koslofsky family and the Rothstein family.