The past two days have been really exciting for me.
Though, I’ve always wanted to be an anchor/reporter, I think I want to go into a different aspect of journalism. Producing
Two days ago I got in touch with a Haitian band, “Zenglen,” then later that night Christina, Amanda, Sophia, and I were at their practice interviewing and filming them To get a hold of them and set up an interview/music video in such short notice, ONE DAY at that, and to be sorta kinda the contact between our production and their band felt amazing :] I loved it. Then yesterday, we went to Channel 7. And there we spoke with different people about their jobs, and what they do including anchors and producers. It made me see journalism in a different light. Sure, anchoring would be a fun job and it’ll be just extra [for emergency cases] to add to my resume, but I really do think I want to produce. To be the person actually getting the stories together, seems like something I’d much rather do. And having experience in all different types of journalism will make me a better producer. I know its kind of early to be talking about life long career goals, but they’re just ideas – who knows what could happen
Doing this workshop on Haiti isn’t what I expected at all. I didn’t think the stories were going to be that interesting, a bore at that. But now being here, and researching all that I have, just wow. Haitians are really strong people and I give them all the credit in the world for coping with the situation their in. I’m glad to be doing this workshop on Haiti. I was explaining to one of my best friends what we were doing here on Facebook IM yesterday, and I quote her statements. “it’s been 6 months!?!? TIME FLIES.” It really does, and I am so proud to be spreading the word that the people of Haiti still need help, 6 months later.
Zenglen the group we interviewed has a foundation for Haiti relief. If you’d like to check it out and donate, go to zenglen4haiti.org
I have to say, having one of my best friends here has been amazing. Surprising we haven’t got sick of eachother yet, but I probably wouldn’t have been able to cope with some of the stuff going on without her. Her being here to say “shut up, stop worrying about that” or just to talk to on our long walks to the comm school has been so great. I love you Christina Lynn Joyner
I truly don’t want to go home, there’s a week left, and I’m going to enjoy it. Me and the big dog [Yves] are actually getting along now too or well I think so, pretty cool stuff!
PS. Shout out to Sophia for taking us yo Zenglen so late the other night, she had to get up and go teach bright and early the next morning morning, thank you