Local Projects

Check out some of the multimedia projects our local
affiliates have produced recently

West Virginia Uncovered Summer Internships

Some West Virginia Uncovered students are given the opportunity to work with a newspaper over the summer, as well. These students work for six weeks as employees at one of our partner publications and develop multimedia stories while expanding their professional experience and networks.

Elkins InterMountain

Mallory Bracken interned with the Elkins InterMountain in the summer of 2011. Bracken completed three stories during her time in Elkins as Uncovered’s first intern. One story followed Samantha Healey, a troubled teen who “found a second family” at YouthBuild North Central, an organization that works to help at-risk youth. Read “Making Something.”

The Hampshire Review

Chelsi Baker worked with the Hampshire Review in the summer of 2012 and produced several stories with multimedia content. Baker took a closer look at Capon Springs, a Hampshire County institution, as the historical spa and resort turned 80 years-old.

The Moorefield Examiner

Shay Maunz worked with the Moorefield Examiner during the fall of 2012. Maunz produced several pieces, some of which has been archived on YouTube. She visited Hardy County’s 59th Heritage Weekend and spoke to some of the characters behind the scenes.

Hampshire Review

The Hampshire Review is a daily paper located in Romney, W.Va., serving the Hampshire County area with news of local interest. The Review often incorporates multimedia elements in its online product. Below are some of the paper’s favorite multimedia projects. All can be found at The Hampshire Review YouTube channel

Project Healing Waters

“Journalist Greg Larry reports on the Healing Waters program that gives wounded active and retired vets the opportunity to experience relaxation through fly fishing. The Healing Waters program brought about a dozen military personnel to Harman’s Cottages in Cabins, W.Va. Several Hampshire County men taught the fly fishing technique to the vets.”

Kyle Petty video interview

“The 2011 Kyle Petty Charity Ride cruised through Hampshire County, W.Va. on May 9th. The 17th annual motorcycle ride is a benefit for terminally and chronically ill children. Journalist Greg Larry files this report on the ride including some words from Kyle Petty himself.”

Romney’s first rock and roll band

“Video interview and jam with Bill Brown and the Gators. The band was Hampshire Counties first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll band in the 1950’s. Three of the guys unite to sing and play some guitar while they talk about the early days of rock.”

We can live with it

Born prematurely and not expected to live, Delila Willis, a 9-year-old student at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, has learned to overcome her handicap and dream big. Video and production by Greg Larry.

Two Lane Livin’

Two Lane Livin’ responds and relates to its readers through a personal, down-to-earth approach. In these multimedia videos, editor Lisa Minney shows readers a little bit about life in rural West Virginia.

The Inter-Mountain

Tragedy struck the West Virginia town of Elkins in February 2011, when a suspect opened fire on three US deputy marshals trying to serve an arrest warrant. One deputy was killed, and the other two were injured. The Inter-Mountain newspaper, which serves Elkins and the people of Randolph County, W.Va., provided depth to its coverage of the tragedy with the use of multimedia.

The Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Shepherdstown Chronicle, a small weekly paper located in Jefferson County, W.Va, has worked hard to make multimedia story-telling a regular feature in its coverage. Below are some examples of the paper’s work to broaden its coverage by providing audio and visual elements.

Behind the scenes of CATF

Kathryn Kawecki, set designer of three of the Contemporary American Theater Festival’s shows, shows the setup in the Studio Theater for Tracy Thorne’s “We Are Here.”

Behind CATF’s “From Prague”

Kyle Bradstreet, playwright of “From Prague,” and Andy Bean, the actor who plays Charles, discuss the play that premiered at Season 21 of the Contemporary American Theater Festival.

Back Alley Tour and Tea video

Take a virtual tour of the town’s pristine gardens and historical sites.

Lost Dog Coffee celebrates 15 years

Favorite local coffee shop celebrates 15 years in the business

2RCO slated to play

Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, founded by the Shepherd’s Friends of Music in 2007, is one of West Virginia’s three professional orchestras and is made up of music professionals in the greater Washington area as well as Shepherd professors and even some students.

Accessories with a unique story

Shepherd University student and West Virginia native Meghan Reed shares how her side business, Square Peg Meg, launched. The 21-year-old business major dabbles in repurposed vintage hair accessories and jewelry.

‘Meals’ seeks donations to keep wheels going

Alice Cook, Jefferson County Meals on Wheels’ cook, can’t say enough about the program to which she commits her early mornings each week.

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