Former Student Wins Pulitzer Prize With Tweets Even Without J-School Instruction on Twitter

Even without formal instruction from my multimedia journalism course, Tuscaloosa News’ Wayne Grayson figured out how to make Twitter a critical part of breaking news coverage, which won the news organization a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.

Candlelight Vigil Marks End of ‘Darkest Hour,’ Recognizes The ‘Spirit of Tuscaloosa’

In attending a candlelight vigil at Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza Wednesday evening, I saw a celebration of the Spirit of Tuscaloosa that will carry us through the months of years of recovery ahead after the April 27th tornado.

ABC’s Osunsami Captures Frustration in Tuscaloosa Tornado Aftermath

ABC Correspondent Steve Osunsami captures frustration of Tuscaloosa tornado victims, one of whom questioned President Obama’s pledge to help everybody who lost homes in the April 27th tornado. Issues of class in Tuscaloosa were exposed.

UA Student and Tornado Victim Remembered As “Servant” and “Leader” At Memorial Service Attended by Hundreds

At a May 3 memorial service, Marcus J. Smith was remembered for his servant spirit and leadership qualities as an active member of The Church of Christ at Northwood. Smith was one of six University of Alabama students who were killed in the April 27 tornado that swept through Tuscaloosa.