Archives for July 2014

Portland Press Herald’s Amelia Kunhardt ’83 Wins Emmy Award (The Newspaper Guild)

EmmyAwardEmmy’s aren’t just for TV anymore. Amy Kunhardt ’83 recently won a Boston/New England regional Emmy award for her story “Three Shots on Roy Road,” which reported on a shooting incident involving a local police officer. This is the second Emmy that Kunhardt has won, following one she earned for a story about a man losing 100 pounds. Her entry was part of the “Societal Concerns” category, and she is self-taught in video editing. The story was accompanied by a print article by reporter Matt Bryne. Though the number of Emmys awarded to newspapers is still small in comparison with those awarded to TV stations, Kunhardt expects that these numbers will continue to grow. Read more and watch her award-winning video on the Newspaper Guild.

The National Archives Turns 80 (Media Matters)

Birthday cupcake

This June, America wished its National Archives a happy 80th birthday. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the act that brought the Archives into existence as an independent agency — even though numerous agencies had been keeping records before this. The records flooded in, and are now housed across 40 facilities nationwide. See videos, photographs, and more of the National Archives’ history as an agency on their blog.

David Mather ’68 Publishes ‘When The Whistling Stopped’

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David Mather ’68 turns his own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer and in forestry into his second thrilling novel. A sequel to One For the RoadWhen the Whistling Stopped centers around a young couple’s efforts to stop the decimation of South America’s black-necked swan population by going up against the pulp mill responsible for harmful pollution.

One For the Road follows an isolated Peace Corps volunteer named Tom through the cultural changes and struggles he encounters as he assists with a reforestation project in southern Chile. Mather has lived “off-grid” for more than 40 years.