By Mallary Jean Tenore

classA Florida International University journalism class spent six weeks telling stories that have largely gone untold in mainstream media coverage of the Liberty
City neighborhood of Miami. The students captured video footage, interviewed residents, and ultimately created a website, “Liberty Square Rising,” which features oral histories of community members; an interactive story map, a timeline of Liberty City history, and more.

The students’ project is, in many ways, an example of how the media can be a force for good — by telling more multi-dimensional stories about a community rather than confining coverage to a single narrative. We talked with Moses Shumow, the FIU professor who led the Bro
adcast & Digital Media Studies class that pursued the project, to find out more.

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