Meet the volcano

This webpage captures materials produced for the fulfillment for the Master’s of Arts in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. The project was originally presented in a unique webpage developed from scratch, centering the audio slideshows around an interactive map grounded in the subsequently unsupported Google Earth API. Map and website content included hazard zones, descriptions of each hazard, and locations of the stories presented in the videos. All materials produced by Beth Bartel, 2013.

Luring tourists to the base of an active volcano is not always easy. Neither is cultivating crops under the constant threat of damaging ashfall. In 1999, Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano awoke from over 80 years of slumber, pushing the residents living around it to find new homes, new ways of life, and new mindsets.