Tuesday
Mar082011

Behind the Scenes | Mississippi Miracles Radiothon | Day One

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind the scenes look at the first day of the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon which benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Radio People stations in Jackson and Meridian broadcast the three-day, 39-hour Radionthon from the hospital's lobby each March. For more information, go tohttp://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Thursday
Feb242011

7 Year-old Girl Beats Cancer, Battles Bieber Fever

Produced by Jim Albritton | Seven year-old Sydney Gholar celebrates five years in remission after a battle with Wilms' tumor, a kidney cancer that strikes kids. Sydney, who was treated at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, invited family and friends to the Mississippi Children's Museum. The guests brought toys that Sydney donated to the Batson Hospital. Now the real fight begins as the Gholar family tries to tackle "Bieber fever." For more about the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Feb052011

Mockumentary | A Behind-the-scenes Look at the Production of Two Music Videos

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind-the-scenes mockumentary look at the production of two music videos saluting retiring pediatrics chairman Dr. Bev Evans. Evans is stepping down after 22 years as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He spearheaded the building of the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic and the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.

Sunday
Jan162011

Thousands Run in the Mississippi Blues Marathon | The Story

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 2,300 runners took to the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 4th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The event celebrates Mississippi's blues heritage and this year honors its favorite son--Elvis Presley--on his birthday.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy RAW | 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon | Start to Finish 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Newsocracy provides complete "orange cone coverage" of the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson. Video of the marathon and half marathon from start to finish at the Old Capitol.

Sunday
Jan162011

Cops in Sprint Cars | Cajun Sprinters 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Three friends--law enforcement officers in a rural Mississippi county--watch out for each other on the job, but on the track, they compete to win. Together they race sprint cars--part of the Cajun Sprinters Association--in several gulf states. For more information, go to http://cajunsprintersassociation.org .

Newsocracy Raw | Pike County Speedway

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Raw video of the Pike County Speedway near McComb, Mississippi. Some of this footage can also be seen in our Cops in Sprint Cars story.

Sunday
Jan162011

Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala at the Jackson Convention Center featured good food, great music, a compelling message and the ultimate countdown clock. Organizers hope it will become the most popular new year's eve event in central Mississippi in the next five years. For more information, go to http://ms.wish.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy Year in Review | 2010

Produced by Jim Albritton | A brief look at some of the 100 stories we produced by or for Newsocracy in 2010. Most of the stories we produced this year were suggested by Newsocracy viewers.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | The Behind the Scenes Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Watch out Clark Griswold. In central Mississippi, a neurologist, a psychologist and a mother of three are nipping at your heels, building bigger, flashier and more over-the-top Christmas displays than ever before. Go behind the scenes and see how and why they do it. You might be surprised. For more "Going Griswold" stories, go to http://newsocracy.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Winter Wonderland 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Jingle Bells 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

 

Sunday
Jan162011

Jingle Bell Jog 2010 | A Benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog--a benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children--drew more than 500 runners and walkers to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the race, the cancer clinic or the Batson Hospital, go to ‪http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

The Santa Institute Mockumentary 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A dedicated team of top researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center study the science of Santa at the world-renowned Santa Institute. Each year they announce their findings at a global news conference seen by millions around the world. Questions for the team? All will be answered up until December 22, 2010. Send them to santainstitute@umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

The Santa Institute Newsreel 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers who have dedicated their careers to studying the science of Santa are preparing for their annual worldwide news conference at the Santa Institute at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Using the latest technology, the scientists at the Institute are working to unlock the mysteries of Santa Claus. They seek to discover how Santa visits every child on Earth in one night, how he knows if they've been naughty or nice and how his reindeer fly. In recent years they've had many breakthroughs and have developed a number of devices that are beginning to be put into every day use, including the "Naughty or Nice Detector." Findings from their latest studies will be released at a global news conference on December 3.

Sunday
Jan162011

Sydney Gholar | Wilms' Tumor Survivor 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A not-so-typical day at St. Richard's Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi highlights the life of Sydney Gholar, a young cancer survivor, who thrives in school after a fight with Wilms' tumor. Her mother, Victoria, a nurse recruiter for University of Mississippi Health Care, first spotted signs of illness. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.