As I write this, I’ve officially hit the one month mark since I landed here in the Big Apple. The city is now well into Fall and my North Queensland blood is not dealing with the dramatic drop in temperature.
From strolls through Central Park to visiting the incredibly moving 9/11 Museum, this week has been full of outdoor adventures around the city.
We had New York Times journalist, Sarah Diamond, come in as our Guest Speaker, to chat with us about pitching, reporting and getting a foot in the door. As someone who has previously worked at National Geographic, crewed for HBO and was an Emmy award-winning Associate Producer for “Going Viral: Beyond the Hot Zone,” she provided so much valuable insight into the world of multimedia storytelling.
Science Meets Art
Later in the week, we attended the Life of a Neuron Exhibition at the ARTECHOUSE, a place located in the heart of Chelsea that brings together technology and art to create an immersive experience. Created in collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience, the exhibit brought scientists and artists together to highlight the world’s first technology-based art display of the story of neurons and see how the brain shapes human experiences.
Exploring the City
It’s also been a week filled with food, with many of us buzzing around the city to try new dishes and flavours. From traditional Ukrainian food to bagels, extra large slices of pizza (I’ll never get used to how large they are) and even specialised cooking lessons from a professional chef.
From Arts to Sports
At the end of the week, we farewelled the Arts section as we began preparing for the Sports section with our Instructor, Elizabeth Newman, an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She previously worked at Sports Illustrated for 18 years, covering a multitude of events and has interviewed some of the world’s best athletes (including Serena Williams – multiple times!). I’m looking forward to diving into the world of sports journalism and seeing what lies ahead!
I did it! I navigated to and from my destination by myself (and my Apple Maps!) *happy cheers*
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