HIV on the Rise: A multi-media project examining the reason for increasing HIV infections in Ireland.

Stahl, Pauline Martha (2020) HIV on the Rise: A multi-media project examining the reason for increasing HIV infections in Ireland. Masters thesis, Griffith College Dublin..

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With more than 500 new cases in Ireland, it is clear that HIV is not a disease of the past and it is a misconception that HIV has gone away. While it has become a treatable illness and people do not necessarily die from the virus anymore, most recent available figures show that diagnoses in Ireland are still rising, whereas there is a decline in most European countries. Through a multi-media project, This practical dissertation analyses the reasons for rising infections in Ireland in a long-read feature, Interviews with experts from the organization HIV Ireland, HIV positive Irishmen, a student, mother, and a teacher talk about sex education and reveal the main reasons for rising infections. The written oiece is a mixture of facts and figurees and personal stories. To provide the audience with basic information about the disease, its history, possible symptoms, treatment and similarities to Sar-Cov-19 and make the article and video easier to understand, it is supplemented with a podcast, in which a german researcher in the field of HIV gives an overview of the disease. A video gives the interviewees a face and makes the whole project even more personal and accessible. Interviews and B-Roll show how the disease affects HIV positive man in his daily life and gives additional information about the current situation of the diagnosis and treatment of HIV in Ireland. To put each part of the project together in a clear way and show it as a whole piece, the article video and podcast are published on a website that also offers additional information about the project and its creator. For eveyone who prefers reading the article in print an interactive PDF file, creadted with InDesign, is provided and can be downloaded. A diverse multi-journalism projev=ct like this not only gives the oppertunity to show that college classes can be implemented to other topics but also to reach a board audience through multiple channels, which is necessary when producing journalism nowadays.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Video documentary.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, HIV in Ireland, Media and Journalism, Video documentary.
Divisions: Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications
Depositing User: Ms Dimphne Ni Bhraonain
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 15:19
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 15:20

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