Telling stories is what a journalist does whether it’s a story about a town hall meeting or exposing emotional social issues. Journalism student Aren LeBrun does the latter. He uses his video and reporting skills to tell the stories of families who have lost loved ones to unsolved murders in Boston. LeBrun is featured in his hometown newspaper after winning a first place award for a short-form video for the second year in a row. The story, “Skowhegan High grad chronicle Boston’s unsolved minority murders.” was posted on centralmaine.com on August 18. In 2015, LeBrun won a New England Emmy award for “Legacy Lives On” and this year he won an award for “The Outspoken Survivors.” The awards were in the Short Form – Non-Fiction categories for university students. He was a student in Professor Mike Beaudet’s Investigative Reporting class. His videos were featured on Northeastern’s Homicide Watch.
Watch his videos.