Good news everyone! This is going to be a double blog post, alert the presses (Haha! I am so funny!) Yesterday, we had a pep-talk by no other then Steve Wick who was actually very close to the Greene Team’s Bob Greene. His pieces were very interesting, such as the Louise Pietrewicz murder story and the story titled Flowers for Aida Wilson. But the thing that really got me during our talk was when he mentioned reporters should be “getting in the way” for a story and keeping your interest.
We then had a quick Video Journalism recap from Rick because of our projects that are coming up soon — very soon! Then we had a very interesting social media journalism class by Professor Wasim Ahmad, who used to teach at Stony Brook University but now teaches at Quinnipiac University for media journalism. His class was extremely interesting just because it talked about how the idea of social media is now an important aspect of daily life and it is important for students to have at least some social media presence. He advised this mainly in order for colleges and future job employers to see and notice your media presence. I was so enthralled. I was writing notes during his presentation and I was so upset about not getting to hear the last couple of minutes on the creation of a website because time had run out.
Then, from yesterday evening to this late afternoon, I have been: writing, editing, and handing in stuff to all the professors. Cathrine and Zach weren’t kidding when they said this requires a lot of momentum. I feel so close to getting everything done, but at the same time I really want to crash!
We were also able to speak with representatives of the Student Journalism Association and also Robert Pertusati a dean in the admissions office for Stony Brook. I thought his presentation was super enlightening.
These last two days have been a whirlwind. I can’t believe that tomorrow is the closing ceremony!