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Our Documentary Premiere

Our documentary, “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Ruby Sutton Story,” premiered on April 19th at 1:30 pm. It was streamed live through Wartburg College’s Knight Vision, but that wasn&…

How Change Happens in Society

According to Southern New Hampshire University, sociologists define social change as changes in human interactions and relationships that transform cultural and social institutions. These changes occu…

Challenges We Faced Creating a Documentary

Ace Media’s capstone semester took place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic—not an ideal situation for a semester filled with filming, interviewing, and editing scenarios. We had to come up with of…

Senior Capstone Reflection: Alex

Throughout the process of making this documentary, there have been many roadblocks to the final goal of a finished project. Many of them, related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties that ari…

Senior Capstone Reflection: Ethan

Wow, this semester has been a whirlwind. Any semester will have its ups and downs, its challenges and pleasures, trials and tribulations. But there’s nothing that could have quite prepared me for taki…

Senior Capstone Reflection: Kaylin

Now that our winter semester is coming to a close and with that, the premiere of our documentary, “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Ruby Sutton Story,” I am reflecting on our group’s work this semester …

Senior Capstone Reflection: Alexa

As Winter Term comes to an end, I find myself looking back on this experience and asking myself, “What would I have done differently if I could hit a reset button?” With COVID-19, many of us are askin…

Senior Capstone Reflection: Kendall

My does time fly! As this semester is coming to a close, it is amazing to think of all that was accomplished this semester. In a normal year, the journalism & communication capstone can be a lot, …

Senior Capstone Reflection: Kayla

by Kayla Marthaler, Wartburg College ’21 My senior capstone was spent online and 200 miles away from my college. At the beginning of the school year, I made the choice to attend classes remotely…

What Is Structural Inequality?

According to Wikipedia, structural inequality occurs when the fabric of organizations, institutions, governments or social networks contains an embedded bias which provides advantages for some members…

Vlog: Third Time’s a Charm

On Wednesday, March 31st, the Ace Media team went to Dubuque, Iowa for the third time to finish up filming the final elements of our documentary: “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Ruby Sutton Stor…

Filming a documentary during a pandemic

While COVID-19 has brought numerous challenges across occupations, Ace Media has worked to find solutions to many of the conflicts that a pandemic has brought to those in the field of journalism. Ace …

Oscars make history with most diverse nominations ever

Photo Credit: Martin Vorel In a year where the movie business has been upended by the pandemic, the recent announcements of the 2021 Academy Award Nominations made headlines for having the most divers…

Implicit Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Eurocentric beauty standards are the European beauty standards that are defined as a person with European features. These attributes include lighter skin and straight hair. The form of beauty standard…

Covid-19 in the U.S. Prison System

Due to systemic racism, Black people have been disproportionately affected by incarceration and COVID-19 in the prison system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2018, Black males …

Brands taking a stance on social issues

We’ve all seen it before; a major brand makes a statement on an issue that’s “trending,” and a wave of responses follow. Take, for example, Amazon’s Twitter post in response to the George Floyd traged…

Racial Sensitivity Training

Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t there’s nothing in it for you! donald J. Trump, Twitter In September of 2020, sensitivity training came to t…

5 Impactful human rights activists you need to know of

5. Bayard Rustin According to PBS, Bayard Rustin was an early organizer in the Journey of Reconciliation, and a advocated non-violent actions for change. As the chief organizer of the March on Washing…

Athletes and Social Justice

Colin Kaepernick, photo by Mike Morbeck Athletes have often become figures in the public that we look to for inspiration, direction, encouragement, and so many other things beyond being an athlete. Bu…

Dr. Seuss and Racist Imagery

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company responsible for the publishing of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books, decided that they would no longer be publishing six of the late author’s books due to their racist ima…

Vlog: Behind The Scenes

On February 26th, 2021, part of the Ace Media team travelled to Dubuque, Iowa for the first full day of filming for our documentary, “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Ruby Sutton Story.” We …

Cancel Culture: Explained

Cancel culture is the phenomenon of promoting the “canceling” of people, brands and even shows and movies due to what some consider to be offensive or problematic remarks or ideologies. Declaring some…

What does ‘defund the police’ actually mean?

Protest against police violence (cropped), taken by Fibonacci Blue According to Brookings, the phrase “defund the police” means “reallocating or redirecting funding away from the police department to …

Interviewing Sister Mary Lee Cox

On February 26, members of Ace Media traveled to Dubuque, Iowa to interview Sister Mary Lee Cox. This served as our first in-person interview. Sister Mary Lee first met Ruby Sutton while teaching at S…

Am I Racist?

“The simplistic idea that racism is limited to individual intentional acts committed by unkind people is at the root of virtually all white defensiveness on this topic.” ― Robin DiAngelo, White Fragil…

Who Is Ruby Sutton?

“All I want for everyone is fair play and equity regardless of race, creed, color, whatever, economic status. Just treat people fair, as you like to be treated.” Ruby Sutton (1932-2015) The documentar…

Introducing Our Team: Digital Producer

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s latest blog post. A couple of weeks ago, we began introducing each member of the Ace Media team— you can check out our last post introducing one of our two videograph…

Introducing Our Team: Videographer

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s newest blog post. Last week, we began introducing each member of the Ace Media team— you can check out our last post introducing our copywriter and producer here: htt…

Introducing Our Team: Videographer

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s newest blog post. Last week, we began introducing each member of the Ace Media team— you can check out our last post introducing our copywriter and producer here: htt…

Introducing Our Team: Copywriter/ Producer

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s newest blog post. We recently began introducing each member of the Ace Media team— you can read our last post introducing our graphic designer here: http://acemediapr…

Introducing Our Team: Graphic Designer

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s newest blog post. We recently began introducing each member of the Ace Media team— you can check out our last post introducing our project manager here: http://acemed…

Introducing Our Team: Project Manager

Thank you for reading Ace Media’s newest blog post. Our first post focused on Ace Media as a whole, but for the next two weeks, we will be individually introducing the team members of Ace Media …

Welcome To Ace Media’s Blog

We are Ace Media, a student-run production organization. Our organization was established in January of 2021 at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA for our senior capstone class. Our goal for the semester…

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