Category Archives: Assignments

The Docket: Northeastern’s new justice reporting lab

Graduate students at the Northeastern University School of Journalism are getting ready to launch a media platform they hope will attract students, faculty, and community members for years to come: a new website called the Docket. Advertisements

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Render Coffee in review

Located around the corner from the Mass. Ave. Orange Line T station, Render Coffee is a solid, small-scale coffee shop in Boston’s South End. Render features a menu offering your typical coffee shop drinks, including both drip and pour-over coffees … Continue reading

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Final project outline

For my final project, I want to take a look at homicides in a major city. Since travel and interviews in Chicago wouldn’t really work out, I’m thinking of checking in with people in Boston on the same issue. While … Continue reading

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“City of Presidents” celebrates President’s Day

For the first time ever, Quincy, Mass. – the so-called City of Presidents that was home to John and John Quincy Adams – hosted a fair to honor its famed former executives, and to promote the renewed city center developing … Continue reading

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Photographing the Charles Square Winter Farmers Market

SFor my photography assignment, I paid a visit to the Charles Square Winter Farmers Market in Cambridge, Mass. The market is in its first year of operation outside of Cambridge’s Charles Hotel, and is an extension of the hotel’s farmers … Continue reading

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Analyzing HeyJackass!

There are a variety of sites and sources for keeping up with Chicago’s violence, and one that I think does a good job with the statistics is HeyJackass! The site, whose subhead is “Illustrating Chicago Values,” compiles data from Chicago … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Boston

I missed out on the bigger events this weekend, so like Bradley I'll see what I can find during a normal event: a walk downtown #digiNU — Ben Thompson (@thompsonb_neu) February 2, 2017 My Twitter coverage of an “event” was … Continue reading

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