The day started off by learning the ropes of TV journalism. We went to the broadcasting room on campus and learned how to anchor, do the weather and even behind-the-camera work.
When we finished the broadcasting lessons, we went to Newsday for a tour. It was interesting learning the history behind the newspaper and seeing the newsroom where all the reporters work.
Lastly, we went to the Long Island Ducks game to work on our articles and conduct interviews. I’ll admit—I was so nervous. It’s hard asking complete strangers questions. But in the end I got the hang of it. Interviewing people was an amazing experience, but it’s definitely harder than it looks.
Later on, my group and I finished up with the interviews and photos. This is when we finally got a minute to relax, get food and watch the game. That was probably my favorite part of the day. The mascot QuackerJack was hilarious and the game itself was interesting.
Overall, I had lots of fun Wednesday. It was a pretty eventful day that I’ll never forget.