So many things have happened since the first day of this program. In fact we have done so many things, I’ve started merging days and forgotten what we did on what days. On Tuesday, my team and I had our first interview with the assistant dean of multicultural affairs Dr. Jarvis Watson. There, we asked him about about the new diversity plan Stony Brook introduced a couple months ago. Of course we were nervous. I mean, who wouldn’t be considering you are about to interview someone you don’t really know, right? Luckily he was very nice and relaxed about it, so that was able to calm my nerves a lot. We interviewed someone else, but I don’t want to spoil the article so you’re going to have to stay tuned to find out.
Yesterday was probably my favorite day so far. We started the day off by being introduced to broadcast journalism and we went into the studio and each one of us was introduced to the jobs in front and behind the camera. I had the honor of being the weatherman for my group’s turn in front of the camera. Again the nervousness set in, but once the cameras were rolling the nerves went away, but not before saying “the highest point of temperature is..” which is now one of the many jokes in the program. But thank god we weren’t live because I would’ve been super embarrassed. And then later on we went to Newsday where we got a tour of the printing room, the office area, and the Newsday library. We ended the day by going to a Ducks game. Each team had a different story to cover, so all of us were running all over the place getting footage and interviews, which meant we had little to no time to pay close attention to the game.
The last two days have been absolutely amazing! Of course I miss my friends and family, but I’ve been able to make new friends and create new memories that I will treasure forever.