The difference between the two is A & B, you get the same emotional impact but in one you get it faster than the other. Both Events happened on our home turf, and I think we have lost sight, that violence is happening here too. We are just better at hiding it.
A. Winner-an essay type
The shooting in the church in Charleston this past year shocked many as well as Infuriated. I myself was not pleased to see yet another shooting in America, especially after one of them was at my high school. However, this article on this horrifying event was one that shocked me but also was interested to continue reading.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah according to the article, wrote it with the intension of covering the victims and their families. However, instead, she decided to go an alternative route and cover the shooter instead. after reading this article, I still finished it confused as to how or why someone could do something so horrible, but having someone focus on it in so much detail, I think would be extremely difficult to do. It is a story, and journalism is telling all sides of the story, not just one.
I thought she did a very good job on researching the story and asking the right questions to get the type of information she was aiming for.
B. Winner -a Photo type
This photograph was graphic. It was truth. And it was exceptionally well done. As a photographer myself, just thinking about the critical aspects of this photo, It capture the attention right away, but as soon as you realized what was happening in the photo, terror strikes and the first question that will come up in your brain is…”Is this real?”
It has been a while since I have seen a photo this graphic and horrible that It felt wrong to be seeing it.