I have never been to a ball game…
Nor have I ever had the opportunity to gain private access into one of Long Island’s largest news corporations.
A day full of surreal experiences, visiting Newsday and going out to the Long Island Ducks game was truly a privilege.
Despite the fact that I was practically half-awake on the bus to Newsday and professor Zachary Dowdy had to shake me back to life, a surge of energy sparked through me once I saw the huge building with Newsday written on the side of it in big letters. Once we walked in, we learned about the amazing feats the man we are all here for today accomplished.
Robert W. Greene was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work on “The Heroin Trail.” Realizing the magnitude of the prodigious talent one must have in order to get such an award blew me away. As aspiring journalists, we are here to carry on his legend, and looking at his plaque on the wall at Newsday truly put things in perspective.
Moving on to the ball game: although there was only a very brief moment where I actually got to sit down and watch the game, I loved the overall
atmosphere of it. I also loved getting stared at for carrying around a six-foot tri-pod and notepad.
As the day wrapped up to an, end I realized that the Greene team had truly hit a home run that night. We got closer than ever.