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Ana Sofia, Student

Ana Sofia is a Summer Academy student from Houston, Texas and took our course, 'Sports & Politics.'

Why did you decide to study at The School of The New York Times?

2020欧洲杯客户端下载I decided to study at The School of The New York Times because I really wanted to expand my experience and knowledge in journalism through a summer academy and I felt like I would have the best experience with The School of The New York Times because of their success in New York as an academy and the great reviews given by past students.

Which course did you take and why?

I took Sports & Politics on the DC campus. I decided to take that course specifically because sports and politics are two of my favorite things to talk about and I thought that taking a course about them would help me learn how to cover the interaction between these two topics.

If you had to name one thing that you learned from your time here, what is that one takeaway that will stay with you?

2020欧洲杯客户端下载One thing that I learned from my time in DC would be the long history of interaction between sports and politics and no matter how hard people try to keep the two things separate, they never have been and never will be separate. I think that knowing this will help me tremendously in the future as I aspire to be a sports journalist. I hope that writing sports stories with a small political background in the stories will set me apart from other talented writers.

What was your favorite site visit?

My favorite site visit was definitely the D.C. United soccer game on their pride night. The atmosphere of the game was electric and Wayne Rooney’s goal was amazing to see (it was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 the next day!). Although the game wasn’t a great one to watch, I fondly remember having a great time with my classmates and instructors.

Who was the most memorable guest speaker?

2020欧洲杯客户端下载Dave Zirin was definitely our most memorable guest speaker. I found that he was the perfect person to speak to a Sports & Politics class, as he has covered the interaction of sports and politics in multiple books, on The Nation, and his podcast. He opened his lecture by asking my classmates and I about which athletes we would like to interview, dead or alive. He then tied back our answers to the interaction between sports and politics— very very interesting.

What were your faculty like?

My instructors, Matt Sugam and Elizabeth Newman, were great. Both have had plenty of experience in the journalism world, writing about sports and seeing how they interact with the politics of the everyday life of an athlete and the inner workings of leagues, team owners, and where the money goes. I learned a lot about the history of sports and politics and how best to cover these events as a journalist, and my instructors helped my classmates and I gained a great insight into the life of a sports journalist.

What does The New York Times mean to you?

2020欧洲杯客户端下载To me, The New York Times means great writing, interesting stories, and the best journalism in the world.

What does it mean to you to study in Washington, DC?

Washington, DC was one of the most memorable places I’ve ever been. Our site visits to historical monuments and living 10 minutes walking away from the White House was just amazing. Living on GW’s campus also made me seriously consider more DC schools for college applications.

What do you think you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I’d like to be a sports journalist or a political analyst or a sports column writer, getting to talk to athletes and voice my opinion about important current events in the world.

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