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New Media Journalism

Author recounts infamous 16th Street Bombing

Carolyn Maull Mckinstry is the author of “While the World Watched” and survivor of two of the 60 unsolved bombings in Birmingham, Alabama during the time of segregation.

Author Recounts Infamous 16th Street Bombing from Amanda Golden on Vimeo.

Monday, January 20, 2014, Rev. McKinstry was the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration sponsored by Fayette County NAACP Branch & Fayette County Board of Education in Fayetteville, GA.

Fayette County NAACP Branch President John E. Jones stated what he “really loves about this county, this community, is that no matter what is said or done, love still prevails.” There may be differences but we “work through them” continued Jones.

McKinstry referenced several times in her speech that she also believes the world can change but it “must begin with the practice of love.” She ended by stating that “we must learn to work together and to share with each other… we must treat all mankind with respect.”

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New Media Journalism Technology

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)

BYOT with 2nd Grade at Fayette Elementary School from Amanda Golden on Vimeo.

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) is a program that is taking education to the next level. This program allows students to bring their own devices to school to use as a part of their educational journey. Fayette Elementary School in Fayetteville, Georgia has just officially launched the BYOT Program this past Monday, November 11, 2013. So, the technology specialist Regina Yeargin has her hands full going around to all of the classrooms to ensure they have the understanding needed before bringing their device to school. For example, students must fill out a form with their parents for permission to use the devices at school. But the next step is crucial for those who will eventually bring their own device to school. They must have their parents go to the school website to "register"the device by serial number and type. The final step is on the teacher; teachers must give the students the final word on when they can bring the device into the classroom. This multimedia story shows a quick lesson in BYOT with a 2nd grade class on what to and not to do with their devices.

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New Media Journalism

Digital Citizenship: Protecting Digital Footprints

Digital Citizenship 

When it comes to online safety many schools in Fayetteville, Ga have come up with a Digital Citizenship Program to protect the students from potential Internet harm. Digital citizenship is defined as a way to keep kids safe while online. According to commonsense.org it teaches students to: “protect private information, respect themselves and others, stay safe online, stand up to cyber bullying when they see it happen and to balance the time they spend on these devices and other media.” Fayette Elementary School Technology Specialist, Regina Yeargin told us about how they have incorporated Digital Citizenship at their school.

 

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Legal: Video Recording in Public Places

A former Security Guard for Atlanta Metro Mall, Darien Long utilized a hidden video camera on a daily basis in his job according to an article from inquisitr.com. Long stated that he has the video camera because he is always outnumbered in the work he does so he is “always concerned” with his safety.  According to WSBTV, “Long became known for posting videos that showed him using his Taser against people who refused to leave mall property. He would record the incidents with cameras on his vest and head.”

Photo taken at Wal-Mart Super Center. Fayetteville, GA. Photo Credit: Amanda Golden
Photo taken at Wal-Mart Super Center. Fayetteville, GA. Photo Credit: Amanda Golden

Attorney John Steakley notes that, “for video in public places, Georgia is a one-party state.  For video in PRIVATE places, Georgia is a two-party state (See the Madison case).  But the exception for private-place recordings intended to prevent crime is a broad one.  Surely a security guard on the job would fall squarely within this exception.”

According to Digital Media Law Project, Georgia “has a special provision regarding the use of a hidden video camera.” This law makes it unlawful to use this type of device unless you are in a public place. Georgia is considered a “one-party consent” state meaning that one “may record a conversation or phone call if you are a party to the conversation.”

Georgia has always been a “one party consent” state in regards to electronic eavesdropping. As long as you are part of the conversation then according to Ga. Code § 16-11-62(2) you are covered in regards to your rights to record as long as you are in a public place.

“Private Place” Recording without consent (like in a home) is NOT legal. Photo taken by Amanda Golden
“Private Place” Recording without consent (like in a home) is NOT legal. Photo taken by Amanda Golden

Therefore, Steakley argues, “that a security guard is an agent of the business and as such, has the same rights as the business to video record for security purposes, crime prevention, or crime detection.    If the guard continued to record AFTER his shift ended, that may be a different matter.” He believes that, “the security guard is an agent of the property owner and has as much right to carry a video as the owner has to mount a camera on the wall.”

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