It’s been a long journey here at the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists. It really seems like this week flew by but yet, at the same time, I feel like I’ve been here for a month rather than just a few days due to the amount of work that we have completed this week. The Greene Team recently did some intense reporting at both the Long Island Ducks game on Wednesday, July 27 and the Stony Brook Film Festival on Thursday, July 28.
At the Ducks game, each of the four teams did some reporting at Bethpage Ballpark on topics such as the economy, fans and even just the game itself. My team, the Fantastic Four, was in charge of getting a play-by-play of the game. Sarah, Kristen and I walked basically the entire stadium up, down back and forth trying to capture the perfect shots of the game and people at their natural game habitat. Drew watched the game intently, taking down the actual play-by-play. It was a long day with Ducks game considering that, earlier in the day, we were on the Stony Brook TV studios learning from Associate Dean Marcy McGinnis the ins and outs of TV news. After that, we went to Newsday and TV 10/55, where we heard from speakers such as TC McCarthy, Herman Wong, Anchor Richard Rose and a few others who took the time to talk to the Greene Team.
On Thursday, we all received the chance to review, watch and question others after watching a film, The Tree, at the Stony Brook Film Festival. It was very entertaining — the movie and reporting.
We all got the opportunity to do a lot here. A lot of us did things that were probably out of our comfort zone from using an SLR camera to being put on the spot in front a camera with your entire Greene Team surrounding you — Me!
So much was learned here during this program. We all learned and experienced things that we’ll never forget. From Final Cut Pro to buying almost $200 worth of food in the Student Activities Center Cafeteria.
I’m proud to go back home and say that I was part of the 2011 Greene Team.