I drove out to Spencer, Indiana this past Sunday afternoon to capture drone footage of the White River cresting for The Herald-Times. According to the paper, the river crested at 23.22 feet, the worst flooding in the town since 2008.
Mallary Toner shares a laugh as she looks through a songbook filled with original compositions she wrote when she was younger on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the family’s home near Walkerton, Ind. Mallary’s parents claim their daughter was not offered appropriate special education services by the John Glenn School Corporation after she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)
During the past couple weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to pursue an idea staff photographer Robert Franklin and I came up with a few months ago: bring musicians into the South Bend Tribune to perform – and film the entire thing. We were inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and a couple other similar projects. It was/is a crazy idea, but we are now rolling full steam ahead on it thanks to the support of a great group of editors at the Tribune. In my two years at the Tribune, this is the most excited and creative I’ve ever felt about a project. Here is the first video I edited together for the Press Play series:
Kindergartener Hayden Brockie, center, shares a laugh as she and classmates play with a parachute in a Physical Education class during the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka. Wednesday was an orientation day for Kindergarteners and their parents. Normal classes will begin for Kindergarteners on Thursday. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)
Barber Roosevelt Green Sr. works up a bit of a sweat as he works on styling a boy’s hair on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Monroe Circle Community Center in South Bend. The haircut was one of several free cuts given as part of the Hair Kutz 4 Kids program to help get kids ready for the start of the school year. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)