Multimedia projects in the classroom

The Convergence Reporting class at Kansas State University is experimenting with various multimedia tools. Have a look and tell us what you think!

Emily Moore

A Child’s Activity Relaxes Adults

Description: In recent years adult coloring has been a newly recognized hobby across the nation. Find out how coloring a picture or design, like the one above, can relieve stress, even for adults.

Caitlyn Sabbert

These pictures represent myself, my twin brother, and my cousin. In the top picture we were all 1 years old, in contrast with the bottom picture at 22 years old. We have always been the ‘Three Musketeers’ since we were little, and we continue to be the best of friends. I wanted to capture the development of a person through different ages. Life flashes by in the blink of an eye, so create memories from pictures in the present to remember the past.

Here is an example of a ThingLink graphic:

Abigail Cambiano

James Copeland

Century II, Wichita’s performing arts and convention center, is currently being examined for either renovations or demolitions. Opinions are strong on both sides. Some view the building as outdated, while others celebrate it as a one-of-a kind building designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Makenzie Deines

My look before makeup and after makeup. So many times we hide behind one of these looks, whether it’s feeling less confident when the makeup is off or wanting our identity only to be seen with our makeup on. We should not be ashamed of our original selves or our dressed up self. We have the freedom to wear either with courage.

Damian Duran

“Holly can’t wait for Halloween!”

Jennifer Edgar

Myia Hodge

Alex Jirgens

I chose these two pictures of a radio/TV building in Charlotte, NC because of a recent ownership transfer between a series of radio stations in that market. Two stations, which originally were partnered with a TV station (WBTV, the CBS station there), were split off in 2007 to different owners, yet they were allowed to stay in the building they were in. 10 years later, another ownership transfer to a new company took place, and they were joined by a station from a rival company. To me personally, to see stations change hands and have additional ones added to signage out front interests me.

DaRiel Nixon

A Directors Script: The behind the scenes work that comes with directing.

Callie Ogborn

Juan Cisneros

Break in at the Beach: A total of three suspects are responsible for last nights break in at the Beach Museum on Kansas State’s campus. Two suspects escaped in a helicopter from the parking garage while one suspect was killed after an accident in their escape car, a red Porsche Carrera, and getting tackled by police. PIO says press release will be available at 530 pm after all the evidence is investigated.

Lauren Copher

Manhattan public information officer, Pennelloppeé Smith, stated that at 2:28 a.m. the Kansas State University Beach Museum was broken into and everything that was stolen added up too $1.8 million. There were a total of three assailants, two of them sled in a helicopter and one was found dead in Kedzie by a custodian worker. More information is to come.

Dallas Coronado

Art museum robbed, $1.8 million in artifacts stolen.

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art was robbed early Tuesday morning at Kansas State University. At 2:28 a.m., three suspects broke into the museum and stole artifacts valued at a total of $1.8 million dollars, says Pennellopeé Smith, public information officer, Manhattan Police Department.

Two suspects escaped by helicopter, one died on the way to the hospital after being critically injuring during the escape.

Kaitlyn Heier

Hawaiian Artifacts Lead Police to Campus Crime

Early morning on February 28, local law enforcement was called to a crime that occurred at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the K-State campus. Hawaiian artifacts valued at $1.8 million were stolen. The suspects then fled west in a Porsche Carrera towards the parking garage rooftop. On their way they crashed into a tree leaving one individual dead. It was later found that the vehicle was owned by a lady in Manhattan. The suspects then took off to the rooftop of the parking garage where they escaped by helicopter. Among some of the weapons used were an uzi, crowbar, and a broken high heel shoe. The crime is still under investigation.

Julia Hood

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at 2:28 a.m., the Marianna Beach Museum was robbed at Kansas State University. Two suspects are believed to have escaped, according to public information officer Pennelloppé Smith, and one is suspected to have died in transit. After stealing $1.8 million worth of famous artifacts from the art gallery such as the $1.2 million 1879 Kapiolani wood ukulele, the three robbers approached Kedzie Hall, where one met the janitor and was attacked. Two security guards were attacked and one is in critical condition. Soon after, a Red Porshe was seen driving West of McCain until it hit a tree, causing one of the suspects to be killed, and left the other two to escape via a Bel 206 Quebec helicopter in the SW K-State parking garage. All given facts are reported by PIO Pennelloppé Smith. If any additional facts or witnesses are found, please contact the RCPD at (785) 532–2112.

Katie Howland

Beach Art Rampage & Escape

On February 28th at 2:28 am three perpetrators broke into K-State’s Beach Art Museum stealing $1.8 million worth of rare artifacts. Among the artifacts, $1.2 million custom ukulele carved by Hawaiian Queen Kapiolaní. One perpetrator was killed in the arrival vehicle ,a stolen red Porsche convertible, and is still currently unidentified. The other two perpetuators, cross-dressing and wearing willie wildcat head, broke into Kedzie Hall, assaulted a janitor and made their way to their escape helicopter on top of the K-State parking garage. There are currently no suspects.

Braxton Jones

According to Riley County Public Information Officer Pennelloppee Smith, a robbery attempt occurred early this morning leaving one of the three assailants dead and two security guards in critical condition. The crime took place early this morning, around 2:30 at the Beach Museum when the burglars stole what is an estimated $1.8 million in artifacts, including the Kau Wood Ukulele that is valued at 1.2 million dollars. Two of the assailants are still at large and are suspected to have left the Manhattan area in a Bell 206 helicopter.

Gretchen Koenen

Putting the pieces together: Beach Museum break-in

Just after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, The Manhattan Police Department responded to a robbery at the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

MPD says three suspects robbed an estimated $1.8 million worth of artifacts from the museum.

Two security guards were attacked in the incident. One is in critical condition at a local hospital.

The suspects fled the scene in a red Porsche Cayenne registered to a Manhattan resident.

The suspects were then involved in a car crash on K-State’s campus. One was critically injured. MPD says the 14 year old suspect died in custody as he was being transported to a local hospital.

The other two suspects fled by a helicopter located on the K-State Student Union Parking Garage roof.

This is an ongoing investigation and we will continue to bring you details as they become available.

Carolina Mach

1 Dead and 2 Missing after Beach Museum Break In

According to Pennelloppeé Smith, three men broke into the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum around 2:28a.m. Monday and stole $1.8 million worth of exhibit artifacts. During a pursuit, one assailant was killed in a car accident while the other two escaped in a helicopter.

Avery Osen

Robbery leaves one dead, two suspects still on the loose

Around 2:30 a.m., three suspects burglarized the art gallery in Kedzie Hall at Kansas State University and two are still at-large.

The trio entered the building that was being watched by security guards, but nearly got away with $1,800,000 in stolen artifacts, according to Penneelloppee Smith, the Public Information Officer at the Riley County Police Department.

Two of the men left by helicopter while the other was killed while in Kedzie Hall.

We will be giving more information on our website and on our social media pages as updates are given.

Ryan Porter

Kansas State University Robbery: $1.8 million raid of Museum

Kansas State University is investigating quite a series of unfortunate events. Thieves broke into the Beach Museum on K-State campus, stealing $1.8 million worth of artifacts. The biggest blow was a prized Ukulele, estimated at $1.2 million. Surprisingly, no get-away car in this one, as the robbers believed to escape via helicopter. The police are reviewing all evidence and are expected to narrow down suspects and make arrests once it is assessed.

Miranda Snyder

Beach museum robbers escape by helicopter

Pennelloppee Smith, RCPD PIO, held a press conference Tuesday morning releasing details of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art robbery that occurred at about 2:28 that morning. Smith says that three suspects entered the museum Tuesday morning and proceeded to steal artifacts and artwork that was on display totaling around 1.8 million dollars. Most of the stolen art was recovered when the suspects fled. One suspect died during the escape and the other two fled by helicopter. Authorities are still investigating the case.

Safiya Woodard

Drugs, rope, a candle stick, and a broken high heel. These are just some of multiple pieces of evidence collected from an attempted robbery at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that left one suspect dead, $1.2 million worth of artifacts gone, and two suspects on the run after escaping in a helicopter.

Pennelloppeè Smith, Riley County Police Department representative, stated that DNA was found in the stolen red Porsche convertible that three to the museum on K-State’s campus at 2:28am on February 28.

Kevin Bartram

I put two different photos of the same glacier next to each other to show the effects of global warming. NASA posted these photos nearly 80 years apart and you can see the clear change in environment.

Tony Cannizzaro

Juan Cisneros

Lauren Copher

This is a picture of my roommate before she did her makeup and after she did it.

Dallas Coronado

My refrigerator before and after my roommates and I go to the store. It’s crazy how much of a difference there is when you’re living paycheck to paycheck… “The college life.”

Katherine Curtis

Years and years of tradition are built into this stadium’s foundation and is known as the loudest stadium in the NFL. This tradition has and will continue to bring Kansas City together on game day.

Kaitlyn Heier

Julia Hood

This graphic represents Pikes Peak in Colorado during the summer and winter months. For those wanting to visit, this gives them a visual for the difference of snow between the seasons.

Katelyn Howland

Braxton Jones

Gretchen Koenen

I chose to make my slider a then/now of Varney’s iconic store front, which is now inhabited by Rally House.

Carolina Mach

My submission is my pantry pre and post my grocery store visit. I chose this because I feel like it is a universally college kid thing to put off going to the store until you literally just have a few spoonfuls of peanut butter and a box of instant breakfast.

Mitch May

Jace Mills

I took two pictures in the “Great Room” at Hale Library. I rarely visit the library — but when I do I prefer the “Great Room.” I find that I’m more productive and make better use of my time. In the picture on the right, I am smiling awkwardly as to not draw attention to the fact that I was taking selfies on my webcam.

Avery Osen

I took a picture of my bed when I got up in the morning and then after I made it when I got up.

Scott Popp

Ryan Porter

Miranda Snyder

My graphic is a before and after of my living room table. People come over and like to make a mess and leave stuff sitting around. So I took a photo of when I cleaned it off and from later on when I came back after being gone from home all day and night.

Jason Tidd

This “before and after” slide graphic uses photos of George W. Bush from 2001 and 2008 to show the physical effects of aging and the stress of the presidency.

Rachel Tucker

I have visited New York City three times and really love the city. I thought it would be really cool to compare Times square then and now.

Clarissa Weers

Easter, five years apart, still looks similar. Cousins Stella Mae, 2011, and Chelsea Lee, 2016.

Safiya Woodard

So I decided to do my Juxtapose with photo editing. I’ve been messing around with altering reality in both photo and video, so for a bit of practice, i took a photo that I took a year ago and edited it to look like my roommate is in a magical land, and not sitting next to a discolored and blown out (lighting wise) stream. At the time that I took the photo, I was still learning my camera and had not taken any photo classes and was only just getting into video production. Thus, it gave me a bit more of a range and a bit more of a challenge with what I could do from the combination of bad exposures and a lack of attention to details.

Erica Young

Project 4: Videolicious, narrated reporting

Students used this mobile app to create quick, narrated videos.



Project 3: Storify, storytelling with social media

For this project, students created a story or timeline using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They curated posts about one of these topics: earthquakes in Kansas, K-State football, life in Aggieville, etc., using a free service called Storify.



MAYARA KOSTIANOVSKY — I created kind of like a guide for people coming to Manhattan and what would they find at Aggieville. I don’t know if this works. I liked working with Storify, but I would use it more to follow the news than I would to write stories I think.

Project 2: Clickable images using ThingLink

ANDREW SHORES — I made a delicious vegan pizza on Saturday afternoon and tried to take my own photos to go along with my ThingLink project. The lighting situation in my kitchen was unfortunately not conducive to photography. When I saw ThingLink in class, I immediately thought it’d be a cool way to show cooking tutorials. Ideally, there’d be more videos or information to go along with this piece. All in all, ThingLink is good and my pizza turned out great!

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — JESSICA KARST — My younger sister, Tana, and I competed in 4-H shooting sports throughout middle school and high school. Every year, we teach a safety course for new BB gun shooters. Since part of the safety course includes learning about the parts of gun, I thought it would be helpful to create an interactive graphic for us to use next year.

Project 1: Showing comparison, before and after

Here’s our first project, using Juxtapose JS, a free online tool used to compare two pieces of similar media.

SAM HENNIGH — I chose these two images because as a film lover and comic book lover, seeing this on the big screen has shown how far comics have come and how big these characters are in mainstream media. This image also shows how much the director really cares about the source material. On the left we can see the original image the from the Civil War comic. On the right is an image from the film. I chose this because as a comic book fan and a film fan, to see this famous scene on the big screen done so well really shows how far these characters history have gone.

JESSICA KARST — My husband and I go through a lot of clothes in a week and a half, as you can see here. So I chose to use two photos to show our laundry before being sorted and washed and after being folded.

BRENNAN MENSE — This is a look at the Kansas Speedway and Legends site in Kansas City, Kansas in 1997 and 2016. The Speedway opened in 2001 and the surrounding development began to go up beginning around that time. The area is still growing today.

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