From today’s beginning pep talk with Kate Nalepinski to an exclusive interview with Congressional candidate Kara Hahn, with an hour-long photography session with Newsday photojournalist John Williams and extensive videography tips from Stony Brook’s own Rick Riccioppo in between, Day 2 has been a powerhouse lineup in all forms of multimedia journalism. I feel like in one day I’ve learned what I might have in a college semester, and I can’t wait to take these lessons and rules into the world during the rest of the week!
For me, writing’s always been “my thing,” to echo Nalepinski, and I feel as though I might have the bulk of reporting down, but I would never dream of calling myself tech savvy. Today’s lessons around shooting photos and videos to tell a story were so great to experience, and I feel sure that what I gained will be instrumental in the rest of my Greene Week as well as any journalism I choose to pursue in the future. What made today especially exciting was our brief but indispensable time with Kara Hahn, who detailed for us her life in politics, her motivating factors, as well as some insider knowledge about Suffolk County legislation!