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An Inside Look at Patients’ Final Days

LENS Web site shows multimedia talent

College of Communication students enrolled in a spring semester photo editing class taught by Peter Smith, an assistant professor of photojournalism, finished the course by producing multimedia slide show stories for their Web site, LENS. The classroom became a newsroom as students took on the roles of producer, editor, and Web designer. The class pieced together photo stills and audio and video clips to produce two group projects and six individual presentations, all of which can be accessed from the LENS Web site.

For her final project, Stacy Welkowitz (COM’08) interviewed Shannon Marcantonio, who works for Hospice of the North Shore in Danvers, Mass. As a hospice nurse, Marcantonio cares for terminally ill patients and makes their final days as comfortable and peaceful as possible. To learn more, click on the slide show above.

Check back tomorrow to watch a slide show by Erin Edwards (COM’07) and Katrina Grigg Saito (UNI’07) that examines the challenges disabled pedestrians face while navigating the busy streets of downtown Boston. To view Tuesday’s installment, about the generation gap between baby boomers who came of age during the 1960s and ’70s and today’s young adults, click here. To watch Monday’s installment, about Boston traffic, click here.