Why did you decide to study at The School of The New York Times?
I felt as though it would expand my knowledge on journalism as a whole, because that is the career path I wish to take. As well as offering me the chance to experience my future profession in the most wonderful environment for a young journalist: New York City.
Which course did you take and why?
I took Writing the Big City: Reporting in New York at the Lincoln Center campus because I am striving to become a journalist, thus this course seemed the most suited to that profession.
If you had to name one thing that you learned from your time here, what is that one takeaway that will stay with you?
I learned the specific skill set of interviewing, which is incredibly important in journalism as it is how most reporters obtain their information. I plan to take this into my future endeavors in journalism, as I’m in the midst of creating a newspaper for my school. I plan on using this skill set regularly throughout this coming year as I plan to report for the newspaper myself.
What was your favorite site visit?
2020欧洲杯客户端下载I am unable to choose between The New York Times Building and the Warner Studios building where CNN is located. I enjoyed these visits because I felt that hopefully those locations would be my future place of employment. As I perused the walls of famous reporters at The New York Times Building, as well as visiting studio sets at CNN Headquarters, I turned giddy at the thought of my future, knowing that I am striving to be walking those halls once more.
Who was the most memorable guest speaker?
During our second week my peers and I were able to interview Carl King, a close friend of Colin Warner, a man was sentenced to twenty-one years in prison on a wrongful conviction. His story, and that of Colin Warner, was so intriguing that I was enthralled to the point where I was at the edge of my seat. He then spoke about his current work with the Innocence Project, and how he is working to free many other prisoners from wrongful conviction cases. I was honored to speak with him as well as visit the Innocence Project headquarters in Manhattan, to learn about the process of those undergoing wrongful conviction cases, and the people trying to free them.
What were your faculty like?
2020欧洲杯客户端下载The faculty was outstanding, all of them, PRAs and ARAs included. I felt incredibly supported and cared for. They were always available for any questions or concerns, as well as lending a helping hand with homework or just lending advice for life. I felt that specifically my teachers, as well as the ARAs, were knowledgeable on the subjects which we learned about, and were willing to offer critique and constructive criticism. They were organized and timely throughout the two weeks, which made everything run smoothly. I am grateful for all that they did for us in order to make our two weeks memorable.
What does The New York Times mean to you?
The New York Times means strength, dependability, and honesty in a time where our political atmosphere has tainted the journalism industry with suspicion, and the American public is unable to decipher what is honest from what is not. The New York Times is a staple of truth in my life, and what keeps me hopeful for the future generations of people striving to expose this truth in our society.
What does it mean to you to study in New York City?
I feel that the city has so much to offer to young minds searching for inspiration. Therefore learning within the city was an experience in and amongst itself because of the exposure to things one may not normally endure in their hometown. The city of New York was our campus, and because of that we were able to discover stories within it. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, and a part of that was because of where we were located.
What do you think you want to be when you grow up?
2020欧洲杯客户端下载I am planning on attending college in the 2020 school year and majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. I hope to become a journalist in the years to come, however I am aware that many people change their degree or career path within the course of their life. But I know that I will stay in the field of communications, and after this program I am sure of that.