CCJ Reports

Macon Music Showcase Brings Local Artists to the Spotlight

Macon Music Showcase Brings Local Artists to the Spotlight

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

Amyre Makupson/Center for Collaborative Journalism, Mercer University: When you think of music in Macon, chances are names like Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers, even Little Richard come to mind. But what about names like Louise Warren, James Worsham or even Charles Davis – have you heard of them?...

Shopping Local is easy in Downtown Macon

Shopping Local is easy in Downtown Macon

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 16, 2019


Filed under Local, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

Unique locally grown and handmade products, fresher food, and a connection to the community. According to research by the Advocates for Independent Business, you get all these things when you buy local. At the Mulberry Market, you'll find a lot more than just fresh produce. “I come here every...

Pleasant Hill Grows Relationship in Community Garden

Pleasant Hill Grows Relationship in Community Garden

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 3, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

The Pleasant Hill neighborhood is trying to help people bond over dirt and seeds with a community garden. "We thought that we would start a community garden to try and put the elderly together with young people so we would be able to let them know what our plans were for the community. We wanted it...

Bear Minimum: Final Episode

Bear Minimum: Final Episode

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 1, 2019


Filed under More Student Work, Showcase, WMUB Programming

Studio Production wraps up the comedic, retro style newscast.

Hot Takes: Final Episode

Hot Takes: Final Episode

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 29, 2019


Filed under More Student Work, Video, WMUB Programming

Studio Production completes their final debate program, this week discussing Hulu versus Netflix.

The Power of the Knot

The Power of the Knot

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 26, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

Clipping coupons, grocery shopping and cookies are all basic life skills that are often learned at home. New this year, a Macon high school is taking what some people learn in the kitchen and teaching it in the classroom via an after-school program. Chances are you've heard the old saying ‘give...

How Much Should You Tip?

How Much Should You Tip?

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 25, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

Amyre: 18% … that’s what Business Insider says you’re supposed to tip your server at a restaurant. But in reality, is 18% too much or not enough? We hit the lunch crowd in downtown Macon to find out how much money is being left on the table. For more on this story, click here.

Organizations join forces to fight a common cause: hunger

Organizations join forces to fight a common cause: hunger

Rylee Kirk, Student Journalist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Five organizations came together for one day to fight a common cause: hunger. Rylee Kirk has the story.

A local group of moms who ‘get stuff done’

A local group of moms who ‘get stuff done’

Nadia Pressley, Student Journalist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Moxie Moms is an organization of women who offer one another support, resources and camaraderie. Nadia Pressley reports on the groups founding and mission.

Bears’ Beat Report: Limiting Stress During Final Exams

Bears’ Beat Report: Limiting Stress During Final Exams

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 22, 2019


Filed under More Student Work, The Bears' Beat, Video, WMUB Programming

It’s about that time. Finals week is right around the corner, and with it comes stress. Reagan Tillery, a 21-year-old junior majoring in political science and africana studies, talked to me about her destressing strategy. Reagan Tillery: This is very hard to do, because you have papers. Well, my ma...

Bears’ Beat Report: Mercer Entertainment Review

Bears’ Beat Report: Mercer Entertainment Review

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 22, 2019


Filed under More Student Work, The Bears' Beat, Video, WMUB Programming

Connor Cable continues his weekly entertainment review, this week talking about Star Wars.

Bears’ Beat Report: Diversity in Schools

Bears’ Beat Report: Diversity in Schools

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 22, 2019


Filed under More Student Work, The Bears' Beat, Video, WMUB Programming

Eryn Lee: Diversity in schools is a key factor when it comes to creating an enriching environment for students of all ages. I spoke with a Mercer student about their experience with diversity in secondary education and why diversity is important. Hannah Warren: Everyone at my school had a really simil...

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