Blog 10

For my story #4, I chose to do my story on how Hollywood’s youngest executive makes her box office debut with “Little”. Marsai Martin is a 14 year old American actress and producer. She is known for her role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. Martin is the youngest person in Hollywood to ever to executive produce a studio film. She tells she had the idea to develop her own project when she was just 10 years old and on hiatus from the first season of ABC’s “Black-ish,” on which she plays Diane. Martin says her agent encouraged her to take a break over hiatus, because she had no upcoming projects. She and her family suggested they try developing their own projects.

”My agents basically just laughed at us,” she says. “So we fired them.” “That’s when we really started plotting our next goal,” she says. “One of my mom’s favorite movies growing up was ‘Big’ with Tom Hanks. I thought, ‘Oh, OK, what if we do something like that but not like that. Something more modern, with a different perspective, and maybe with an all-black cast.’”

The result is “Little.” The comedy centers on a tech mogul, played by Regina Hall, who is thrown for a loop when she awakes one morning as her 13-year-old self. Martin plays the teen, co-starring with Hall and Issa Rae.

Founded in 2008, Newsy is a national news network that creates video journalism. The goal is for these videos to be easily digestible on both mobile and web platforms. According to their about page “Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world.

Newsy is a video news network that produces short-form video news pieces that provide breaking news and updates across U.S. and world news, policy and politics, science and health, entertainment, technology, business and sports. In general, Newsy creates video news stories from their own journalists and then attaches the written transcript, which is helpful for those who would prefer to read (such as me). Article/video headlines use minimally loaded language such as this “New Bill Would Prevent Trump From Unilaterally Withdrawing From NATO.” The accompanying transcripts provides hyperlinked sourcing to credible media outlets such as,,, the El Paso Times and CNN.A

Hyperlocal News

Hyperlocal news is sometimes called microlocal journalism, refers to coverage of events and topics on an extremely small, local scale. An example might be a website that covers a specific neighborhood or even a particular section or block of a neighborhood. On the first site I visited, Columbia Journalism Review. The Columbia Journalism Review is an American magazine for professional journalists that has been published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 1961. Its contents include news and media industry trends, analysis, professional ethics, and stories behind news.

Photo Journalism

My story is going to be about my Christmas trip I took with my family to the Grand Cayman islands. My mom, sister, nephew and brother-in-law all flew together from Ft. Lauderdale to the Grand Cayman Islands. Where do I begin? Both the food and weather were amazing! Our first day there we hurry to settle into our hotels then we all changed and hit the beach for some fun in the sun. The water was crystal clear and surprisingly warm. After the beach, my family and I decided we wanted to explore. We took a cab to the nearby shopping area which was about 15 minutes away. The Cayman Islands are a little different from the United States because there they are duty-free. Duty-free shops or stores are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country.

The Father of Hip-Hop

SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 11: Jay-Z speaks onstage during the City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala 2018 at Barker Hangar on October 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for City of Hope)

Jay-Z previously spelled Jay-Z or Jay Z, original name Shawn Corey Carter, (born December 4, 1970, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American rapper and entrepreneur, one of the most influential figures in hip-hop in the 1990s and early 21st century. Shawn Carter grew up in Brooklyn’s often dangerous Marcy Projects, where he was raised mainly by his mother. His firsthand experience with illicit drug dealing would inform his lyrics when he began rapping under the stage name Jazzy, soon shortened to Jay-Z (a name that may also have been derived from the proximity of the J and Z subway lines to the Marcy Projects). Jay-Z and two friends founded their own company, Roc-A-Fella Records, to release his debut album, Reasonable Doubt(1996), which eventually sold more than a million copies in the United States.

Will 21 Savage say goodbye?

On February 3rd, 2019, 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia. While initial reports seemed to indicate that the local police had been targeting the rapper, 21 Savage was taken into custody by ICE agents. At the hands of ICE, 21 Savage’s arrest has raised a surplus of questions. At the time news of the arrest broke, a tweet from WSB shared a statement from ICE spokesman Bryan Cox: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ‘21 Savage’ during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta.” The invocation of a United Kingdom origin story soon led to an explosion of internet “wit,” in spite of the potentially serious consequences. Meanwhile, the same ICE spokesman continued to clarify what happened, explaining that 21 originally arrived on American soil in 2005 (making him approximately 12 years old), but the following year, failed to abide by the criteria of his expired VISA. ICE even proceeded to assassinate the rapper’s character, branding his entire public persona as “false.” ICE’s original statement also alludes to 21’s federal drug charge, which occurred in 2014, when the rapper was twenty-one. The strange thing is, it seems to be invoked as a catalyst for his forced departure, despite having occurred five years ago. Not to mention, the charge was since expunged from his record, though such formalities matter little to ICE. Now the question is will 21 Savage have to say,” Goodbye?”

Interview Preparation

Dominique Devonne is a vibrant, ambitious Detroit, Michigan native in hopes of shaping the future of her hometown. Miss Devonne is a graduate student studying Urban and Regional Planning at the University of South Florida. After receiving her degree, she plans to return to her hometown to help restore the Motor City. I chose to interview Dominique because I admire her passion and drive to do what some may see as impossible. I also admire her craving for knowledge and her commitment to inclusion. The only challenge I faced for the interview was what major points I wanted to highlight for the interview. Before the interview, I wrote down a few questions I wanted to ask. During the interview, I asked the questions I initially wrote down and as I asked the questions, more questions came to mind. . I overcame my challenge by asking more in depth questions which lead me to determine what I wanted to highlight for the interview.