The pope's time in the U.S. was monumental, and the media was there to follow, borderline stalk and document his every second of his trip. Satirical news outlets like The Onion put their unique spin on this historic papal visit with a hilarious series of photos. Major outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN had whole sections of their websites dedicated to the occasion. Stories across the web ranged from Black Lives Matter to the societal implications of marriage to animal rights. Out of the abundance of stories, it was difficult to sift through the overused hashtags to choose the highlights or what I deemed most important. So instead, I decided to feature a wide variety of some of the more eclectic, unique and interesting angles to the pope's coverage, while still managing to include the key points of his visit. This is what stuck out to me over six days, from 12 different news outlets, using 12 different kinds of digital storytelling. This is my attempt to convey what they're saying about Pope Francis. Hopefully it's a little more fun than some of the typical news sites!
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I am a senior studying journalism and international affairs at Marquette University. I am a Milwaukee-dweller and a storyteller passionate about exploring the intersection between community-building and communication. I'd love for you to learn alongside me!