Waiting for death

(Multimedia) A beautiful, thoughtful, poetic rumination on being 90-years-old Full Story »

Posted by Sally Lehrman
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Subjects: Sci/Tech, Living, Health
Topics: Psychology, Wellness
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Posted by: Posted by Sally Lehrman - Feb 5, 2011 - 1:23 PM PST
Content Type: Multimedia
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Edited by: Sally Lehrman - Feb 5, 2011 - 1:25 PM PST

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Don Bertschman
3.8
by Don Bertschman - Feb. 9, 2011
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Colleen Brennan
3.9
by Colleen Brennan - Feb. 7, 2011

This medium works very well for the topic. The photos go along almost perfectly with the audio and help tell the man's story in a symbolic way. For example, when Shneidman is talking about how he doesn't think he has much time left to live, a photo of a clock and a watch appears. The slideshow is simple yet powerful and moving.

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Krystle Yee
4.0
by Krystle Yee - Feb. 7, 2011

The audio and photos gave the audience the ability to see the real person behind such a morose topic. The audio captures the audience's immediate attention with the sound of Schneidman's slow breathing. Audio has attention grabbing abilities beyond text. The photos provided the background of Shneidman's lifestyle. With such a personal topic, there needs to be added dimension.

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Troy Payne
4.0
by Troy Payne - Mar. 10, 2011

waiting for death, This is a sad video, someone waiting to die with no interests in living. He feels that he is falling apart and that he should die soon. He is disappointed with death because he went to E.R. and was still alive. He is ready to leave this world and live through his children and reputation. He is alone and taking death on head first. I think that this journalism gives us a view of what his life is like, that he doesn't get to leave his home. The pictures show his ... More »

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Katherine Paschal
4.0
by Katherine Paschal - Feb. 8, 2011

This slideshow is of good journalism because it presents such a unique personal account. While it might not be breaking news, the audio of the man reflecting on the last days of his life along with the photos of him, the deteriorating statue, the watch and the empty table all work well together to present the man's story.

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Laurynn Orlando
4.4
by Laurynn Orlando - Feb. 14, 2011

This slide show represented the very essence of Online Journalism. The title itself showed an overwhelming amount of saddness that captured the audience, including myself. The pictures and how the slide show was constructed proved that this old man was waiting patiently to die. The medium should great exposure to the topic at hand, but maybe there could have been more writing at the bottom of the page. The photo and not having audio helped keep the viewer focused and attentive, may Edward rest in peace.

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Erin Spiers
3.5
by Erin Spiers - Feb. 7, 2011

I think this is a great medium for this. The pictures as well as the words are both so powerful that together they make an extraordinary piece. The pictures are placed in perfect timing with the words which another reason why it works so nicelyl. This piece is not exactly news worthy, but is certainly a moving piece.

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sanad sa
by sanad sa - Oct. 28, 2012

but his absent in the world will be too much painful to the human.......

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