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Dominic Black (right) is an independent radio documentary producer. Dominic has developed several radio documentaries describing the lives of homeless families in Stevens and Okonogan counties, in Eastern Washington. He also examined the difficulties facing homeless Latino farm workers in Washington state.
The pieces aired as a one-hour documentary on KUOW, 94.9 FM Puget Sound Public Radio, Oct. 1, 2010.
Dominic’s research assistant was then‐Seattle University senior Sabine Bernards.
Lee is Northwest correspondent for the PBS Newshour. Lee’s in-depth TV news piece examines whether schools are complying with the McKinney‐Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which guarantees educational rights for children of homeless families. Lee’s piece ran Oct. 4, 2010.
Mark Putnam (far left) and Margaret Foster (far right) of Building Changes helped with the seminar.
Lee confers with his Seattle University student research assistant, Caroline Huynh, during a break.
Dan is an independent photojournalist. He has been compiling a photographic essay of several homeless families around the state, including a teen mother, a single father in his early 20s and families in Eastern Washington. The essay accompanied Dominic Black's radio documentary. Dan's photos have been compiled into a traveling photo exhibit that have been displayed throughout Western Washington, including the "Looking Into Light" exhibit in Seattle and Olympia in 2012.
Dan's research assistant was Seattle University sophomore Pauline Diaz (left).
Rosette Royale is assistant editor of Real Change, Seattle’s street newspaper. Rosette followed a homeless mother of a baby boy, as she tried to find housing and dealt with the aftermath of meth use and domestic abuse.
Rosette’s multimedia package ran as a four-part series in Real Change in spring 2012.
Rosette’s research assistant was Seattle University graduate student Joshuah Marshall (below), who was working on his Master of Public Administration degree.
Carol Smith, until January 2013, was senior writer for InvestigateWest, the independent nonprofit news organization founded by longtime Seattle Post‐Intelligencer reporters. Her series portrayed the days and nights of youth on the streets.
Assisting Carol were Seattle University seniors Cassandra Little (below left) and Emily Holt (below right).
Read the blog Cassandra and Emily wrote about the experience and what they learned about family homelessness athttp://www.invw.org/taxonomy/term/1270.
Seattle Times Team
The Seattle Times team published an extensive three‐part multi‐media series that includes coverage by hyperlocal partner Web sites.Among their print and online stories that appeared in the Times, Aug. 29-31, 2010: A 49‐year‐old homeless mother and her teenage son try to find housing; refugees face additional barriers to housing; a nine‐year‐old boy entertains himself in Nickelsville. Video stories included an interview with a dedicated caseworker, a look at a single dad trying to reunite with two of his children and a profile of First Place School.
Pictured: Nina Pardo (left), Lornet Turnbull.
Below: Erika Schultz
Above: Nina (left) with Seattle University graduate student Laura Kesl, Research Assistant to the Times team.
Below: Maggie Wykowski (right), Student Research Assistant to the Times team.
All photos by Chris Joseph Taylor, Seattle University, at the third and final full-day Family Homelessness Seminar, June 4, 2010.
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