Internship

Hello everyone.

Today I found out that I have been offered the internship I was hoping for, at FAIR.org. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting is a media watch group run right here in the city by a small office where I will be interning this summer. I’m very excited, because I think their work is so relevant to my interests and will be crucial to my early formation as a journalist in this rapidly changing industry.

I will let you know how it goes from here. Things have been a grind in the dirt recently and in the last day or so it paid off in major ways. The next couple of weeks are going to be an incredible amount of work, but I’m feeling gratified and capable. We’ll see.

Here’s a great recent example of FAIR reporting, incidentally written by one of my current professors: “An ‘Unqualified’ Success at Media Manipulation.”

They also have a great web radio show which you can find here.

Observer Update: Promotion

Hello all, I know I’ve been silent a bit but I had spring break and headed up to MA to see the family.

Last weekend we at The Fordham Observer had our biannual Editorial Board elections, in which I applied to the open News Editor slot. We had two Assistant News Editors already but I wasn’t sure if both would apply to be full Editors. They did. But happily I’ve been given the role of Assistant News Editor for next semester.

Issue 5 came out today in print and is being rolled out online, but my pieces in it are only as photography since I had some trouble getting administration to give quotes for my articles. The big one’s been bumped to next issue.

Issue 6 deadline is this Friday and I will have two articles in it along with my photos. One is set to publish online tomorrow/Friday.

Issue 7 will be the last one of the school year and that will be in three weeks. For that I will be stepping into the role of active Assistant News Editor, up from Staff Writer. I’m feeling pretty good.

New Observer Stories

Today the new issue of The Fordham Observer went up, but one of my articles and my photo essay have been delayed in publishing until next week.

Despite this, my coverage of a particularly powerful Fordham College at Lincoln Center event did run, you can read it here. The event was titled “The Revolution Will Be Televised,” and featured panelists from around New York City who work with nonprofit organizations and BlackLivesMatter.

I also prepared a photo essay on the Bernie Sanders march with some great info and commentary by another Fordham student, Eileen Kelley (FCLC ’17). Check out the full collection of photographs on my Flickr and here is the photo essay.

The photography team also put together an interesting photo essay about NYC food.

The Broadway show story that I was assigned to has unfortunately been pulled altogether, but coming up I do have one investigative piece, an event coverage, and another couple of photo spots.

Observer: News

During February I started writing again in the News section of The Fordham Observer. The most current issue went to print last night and should be featuring two stories by yours truly, as well as a photo essay. This will have my photos from the Bernie Sanders march and quotes from Fordham College at Lincoln Center student and Movement4Bernie leader Eileen Kelley, who attended the march. I also was the photographer on assignment for two other stories in the paper, and contributed to the group photo essay for the issue.

Next issue will not be published until the beginning of April, due to the length of Spring Break (Mar. 17-28). I’m writing and taking photos for two stories, and photographing a third on Broadway which should be fun.