Day 4 at Greene! It’s going by a lot quicker than I’d like to admit but I’m loving every second of it! My team leader, Chrissy Sampson started off the day with a talk on F.O.I.L. (Freedom of Information Law), F.O.I.A. (Freedom of Information Act), or the Sunshine Law. This allows people to gain access to public records, which is incredibly helpful for journalists. We had a game of trying to figure out what is counted as a public record and what isn’t.
We went into team breakouts before Professor Ricioppo gave us video editing tips. I can’t wait to use them for my team’s video! We then had a talk about social media from Wasim Ahmad, who shared how important it is to have social media and to stay consistent with the names on different mediums. I learned that we can use social media to crowdsource people since they may have access to things others don’t. Professor Altiere then made sure everyone was in the clipchamp team, which we will be using to make the video stories. Sarah M. Kazadi, a Stony Brook graduate who currently works as an ESPN journalist, came on Zoom to share her very inspirational story of how she made her own luck and created her own opportunities in her life.
At the end of the day, my team met once again to discuss progress. I was able to finish a draft of the script for the video along with a general layout. I’m excited to finally put the video together and edit it tomorrow!