Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2019

Capstone Advisor

Olivia Stomski

Capstone Major

Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component


Audio/Visual Location

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication


Mottos: Learned Through Life is a is a seven-part video series, investigating leadership and life lessons in multiple forms as experienced and told by people from a diverse set of ages, backgrounds and professions. Through the telling of the story of a defining experience from his or her life, each interviewee relates the lessons he or she learned to a broader set of life mottos that any viewer can utilize. Each story of the series is designed to inspire the viewer and let the viewer feel like he or she is having a personal conversation with the interviewee. This allows the viewer to meet these characters an intimate setting, which he or she might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

As the broadcast and digital journalist, it is my job to serve the audience as the storyteller. From selecting fitting subjects to setting up interviews to asking thought-provoking questions to successfully using proper recording equipment and editing software to designing an appropriate digital layout, I act as the person in the middle, granted access to both high-profile and everyday people, learning their stories and sharing those stories with the public in a concise, understandable and meaningful way. Unlike other forms of broadcast and digital journalism, I do not appear in the video series. Instead, I act behind the scenes as the messenger, ensuring clear communication in allowing the interviewees to tell their stories and mottos entirely in their own words.

As a multimedia digital work, Mottos: Learned Through Life can be accessed in its entirety on the Internet at

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