Generation Change

The goal of this project was to report on the growing national debate on gun violence in the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded. It’s the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, surpassing the Columbine high school massacre. In response to the many school walkouts and mass marches led by young people, we created a series of multimedia stories related to the movement and the meaning of the second amendment. The young student leaders say they've had enough of school shootings and senseless gun violence, and adults are following in their footsteps, by calling for elected officials to take action. This site was created by students in Thomas E. Franklin’s Multimedia News Production class in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University, Spring 2018.
Web Editors: Claudia Olsen and Lucia Rubi-Godoy
Secretary: Georgia Salvaryn
Writers: Amina Abdelrahman, Hannah Wigandt, Mariano Arocho, Victoria Campisi, Eliana Ramos
Social Media Editors: Jennifer Leon, Andrew Simmons, Brandon Drayton, Gina Bakri
Main Video Producers:  Elizabeth Clifford, Brian Lange
Faculty Advisors: Thomas E. Franklin, Martin Halo, Joe Amditis