By Mikayla Fils-Aime
Today was a fun filled day packed with countless adventures. Not only were we not confined to the limits of the Stony Brook campus, but we ventured out and shared our journalism with the rest of the world. Although in the morning we started out with a brief lesson on portrait photography, where my partner and I took photos in front of the beautiful scenery, after lunch it was field trip time. We packed up our equipment and gathered into our coach bus where we were driven to our first destination; Newsday. The inside of the office building was filled with rows upon rows of desks and designated journalists. We had a brief meeting with some of the people who worked inside of Newsday and heard about the daily life of a hardworking journalist. After our tour we set out to our next destination, the Long Island Ducks baseball game, where we had the opportunity to interview and shoot the people enjoying the game around us. It was such an amazing experience to get out into the field and put some of our newfound journalism skills to work. And even though it was such an action packed day we finished off the night with an amazing set of fireworks that shook the entire stadium. Our field trips were a great way to start off the program and show us exactly where we’re going and what we need for our future packages.