On Monday morning, we participated in a workshop called “Girls, Body Image, and the Media” at The Paley Center for Media.
In the afternoon, we Skyped with Ben Solomon, a video journalist for The New York Times.
Tuesday morning, we were up early. Students met at Renaissance at 6:30am so that we could make it for a live screening of Democracy Now!. We also had a studio tour along with a conversation with their Education Department.
After an enjoyable lunch break in Central Park, we headed to ABC News Studio, where me met with Michael Koenigs, a story developer for ABC 20/20 and Primetime.
On Wednesday morning, we took a guided tour of the Museum of the Moving Image‘s main exhibit. We learned how to make stop motion animation…
It was a rainy afternoon, but we made it into Manhattan to visit Ben Solomon’s colleague, Kassie Bracken, at The New York Times. Like Ben, Kassie is also a video journalist. After giving us a tour of The Times office, she brought us into a conference room and showed us some of her videos and we discussed her work.
On Thursday morning, we took a tour of NBC studio, where we made our own talk show!
We couldn’t take pictures on our tour of the studio, but we did get videos of the talk shows we made! Our middle schoolers made one show, and the high schoolers had another. Click to view (but hurry! only available on the NBC website for a limited time:
The Huffington Post office, and a meeting with reporter Melissa Jeltsen, who gave us some tips on “how to be an awesome reporter.”