Let me just start by saying that I love this camp. If I had to pick one adjective to describe it, I would choose the word ‘new’. Staple that word to everything. Sharing a dorm with four other girls? That’s new. A Mac computer with two screens? That’s new too. But I have to say, … Continue reading “New.”

Day 5

Having a good time here at the Greene program still. These stories are incredibly fun to cover and I love having this new taste of journalism. My filming skills have increased, I’m looking forward to putting all the parts of the story together with my team, especially the writing. Yesterday we went on our trip … Continue reading “Day 5”

Last day!

It’s official. Tonight is, sadly, our last night in the Stony Brook Newsroom. We’ve been working our hardest all day to make sure we finished all of our stories by our deadline tonight, and we’re all extremely proud of what we’ve created in the past 72 hours. When I finished editing my video, I couldn’t stop … Continue reading “Last day!”

Day four: We broadcast a story and watch some fireworks

Today is Day Four, and we still haven’t learned to go to bed early. Every morning I tell myself that I’ll go to sleep right when we return to our dorms, because dragging myself out of bed at 6:30AM is not exactly at the top of my list of ‘Most Fun Activities To Do Over … Continue reading “Day four: We broadcast a story and watch some fireworks”

Focus on photography

Since my last post so much has gone on. During the day on Tuesday, we had another photography lesson. We learned a lot of tips and tricks for interesting, beautiful portraits. The pictures came out great and my models were perfect. I am loving the fact that I can understand my camera 100 times better … Continue reading “Focus on photography”


The Ducks game was a blast. We were told that we weren’t there to watch baseball — as though baseball is more interesting than running around with cameras* and interviewing really cool people. Initially, the interviews weren’t going well. Nobody was really willing to speak to me. After about two failed attempts, Professor Ahmad asked how … Continue reading “Quack”

Game day with the Ducks

After two days of focusing mainly on the art of photography, yesterday we turned our attention to sports coverage.  In preparation for the Long Island Ducks game and our coverage of it, our team listened to a lesson from Newsday reporter Jordan Lauterbach.  He was able to offer up many interesting tips for successfully writing … Continue reading “Game day with the Ducks”

Making the most of an incredible day

I knew that the fun wouldn’t stop. Yesterday was easily the most thrilling and fast-paced day I have ever experienced as a journalist. The Greene Team started off with a lesson in TV news and production from Stony Brook Professor Connie Conway, who helped us navigate through the school’s TV studio. All of us worked … Continue reading “Making the most of an incredible day”

Feeling like a news anchor

Yesterday we had the opportunity to feel like real news anchors and give a brief news report either as an anchor or the weatherman. We all rotated jobs and I started out with working the teleprompter. After that I learned how to use the camera, and then used the camera. I also got to see … Continue reading “Feeling like a news anchor”

Keeping track

I’m not all that good with numbers, but here is my attempt: Day down Awesome mentors Meals a day spent with friends New best friends (aka roommates) Days to go Can’t wait to continue learning, whether it be photography or videography or the mechanics of a article or even blogging. I have done so many … Continue reading “Keeping track”

Making friends and having fun!

The Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists has been a lot of fun so far. At first the lessons in photography and video were long and tiring but as we got to experience taking actual footage, it’s been a blast. We just received our teams that we’ll be working on assignments with and … Continue reading “Making friends and having fun!”

Day three

After the first few days at Stony Brook with the 2016 Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists, I already feel that I have learned so much. We were out all day yesterday and today learning all different types of things from how to properly interview someone, to having perfect exposure while taking photos. … Continue reading “Day three”

Day 1; The lowdown

After spending the night playing basketball with our Conference Assistants and a quick night of sleep, our first day was packed with new opportunities on the beautiful Stony Brook campus. We began with a writing seminar in the newsroom, followed by a brief press conference with Steven Adelson a Political Science graduate and representative of the … Continue reading “Day 1; The lowdown”