NewsTrack Review 4: Migrants Find Hope in Darkness of Remote Norway Refugee Camp

Even though this article only include one multimedia element, it was grabbing and effective to the impact of the story. This article told 12 different stories of Middle Eastern refugees on their journey to safety as they entered Norway seeking asylum through a gallery of expertly composed photographs and detailed captions. The brief anecdotes complimented the enlarged photographs so well that only those few words were enough to make the story truly engaging. Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 6.41.31 PM.png

These people were driven from their homes in the Middle East, mostly Syria and Afghanistan, by the barbaric control of their governments. They travels 280 miles from their starting point in search of protection and refuge. AP photographer Alastair Grant captured the asylum-seekers and their new surroundings in Norway beautifully. The pictures alone truly convey the drastic change in environment they are all experiencing. The photographs serve as almost an interactive element to the article by giving taking you into the story from a point-of-view perspective. I liked this element because it reminded me of TIME Magazine’s annual “Pictures of the Year” issue, which is something I look forward to reading each year. Instead, this article used amazing photographs to tell a sotry chronologically.

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Take a look at the gallery HERE.

 

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Author: AlexaLamanna

Dedicated journalist and recent Boston University grad with a focus in the broadcast journalism industry. I have a strong interest towards Political journalism and am thrilled by the fearlessness of investigative reporting. Along with broadcast journalism, I am also studying Political Science and Sociology. I have worked in newsrooms in both Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. and hope to continue my career in D.C. post-graduation.

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