Section 1: Ebola

  1. Where did Gierstorfer go and what did he report about for this project? How long was he in country?
  2. Did he get to include everything he covered in his film? How do you think journalists choose what to include in a story and what is left out?
  3. What challenges did hospitals and health professionals face at the beginning of the epidemic? How did that help spread the disease?
  4. How do you think the U.S. healthcare system would handle an epidemic of this magnitude?
  5. What questions would you ask Gierstorfer about his reporting and experience working on the project?

Section 2: HIV/AIDS

  1. Where is the video filmed and why did Cohen choose to shoot it there?
  2. What is his project about?
  3. The project includes videos from six different locations. What are those locations and why are they included?
  4. What do you know about HIV/AIDS? Did any of the topics that Cohen highlighted surprise you?
  5. What are the different media and outlets where he is publishing? Why does Cohen want to present his work in more than one place and in more than one format?
  6. What questions would you ask Cohen about his reporting and work on the project?

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