By Grace Anne McKenna

Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna
Photo By Grace Anne McKenna

This morning, we started the day with news over breakfast once again. It was interesting to compare the follow up story about the immigrants in the tractor trailer to the original story from yesterday. This led to a discussion on blind ledes and how to deliver follow up information to the public. Afterward, we worked with John Williams again and were able to utilize the cameras for portrait shots. We broke for lunch and were soon boarding the bus for Newsday. We toured Newsday, visiting all the different sections: advertisement, news, library and editorial. We had the opportunity to listen to and learn from experienced journalists from the local paper. Following that, we embarked on our journey to Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks. With our teams, we were assigned to report about the Ducks. Each team had to create an original story. My team reported on the 2018 All Star Game that will be hosted in the stadium. We got a chance to participate in a press conference and later broke into our teams to build our stories. Within our groups we were assigned a role. My role was to generate questions and scout potential people to interview. Tomorrow, my job will be to write the story based on my notes. The night came to a close as the Grucci fireworks lit up the sky and we headed back onto the bus, ice cream dripping down my hand.

Full day of Newsday exploring and Ducks newsgathering ends with bang

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