Graduation Date

Fall 12-14-2018

Grading Professor

Linda Prout

Subject Concentration

Urban Reporting

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Each city in the United States bears its own burdens. In New York, one glaring burden is transportation, the second is the criminal justice system that seems to be packaged into one main facility: Rikers Island. The video and animation below explore these two issues. In Urbanely Chained: 219 West, the problems are examined within the scope of a television news magazine show. In Urbanely Chained: Gladiator Island History, the deep-rooted history of Rikers is explored.

Every month, students in the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism produce a news magazine show that highlights different human interest stories. As a segment producer for 219 West, I wrote, produced, and edited two stories that show the burdens of a city where everyone in the world dreamed about being. As a line producer, I booked interviews, wrote scripts, produced and edited the show. The following is an example of the storytelling elements that goes into a television news magazine.

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Gladiator Island history.mp4 (125131 kB)
Motion Graphics

shittu, capstone.mp4 (3358176 kB)



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