Caitlin Johnson

Multimedia Journalist

Storytelling in Spain

NOTE: I am in the process of updating this site. More to come!

Multimedia narrative journalism project, summer 2014
ieiMedia, California State University, Fullerton

Screenshot of blog, Storytelling in Spain
Click to visit my WordPress travel blog.

Goals

  • Explore the city of Valencia and tell the lesser-known stories of with an emphasis on narrative storytelling
  • Work with a translator and practice interviewing techniques and intercultural communications skills
  • Research current events and how they affect the economy and local society
  • Produce a final project based on a local topic, complete with in-depth interviews

During my first time traveling abroad I was a part of ieiMedia’s narrative journalism program in Spain, where I utilized my learned skills in research, interviewing, filming and editing to create a multimedia blog to document my adventures. All editing was done through Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress, and I worked closely with some of the finest professional journalists, photographers and videographers in North America.

My final project consisted of a four-and-a-half minute video that delves into the controversial topic of bullfighting. Along with my partners I journeyed to the outskirts of Valencia, to a ranch run by two brothers who transitioned from bullfighting to breeding. We spent nearly a week in the small villages and on the ranch, interviewing the locals and essentially becoming honorary members of their tight-knit community. This project has inspired me to continue traveling, and I hope to document many more fascinating stories around the world for my audience to experience.

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