I’ve always loved working with young people, but I never had the opportunity to teach till this Summer when I landed a graduate assisting job with the 2012 NYU Urban Journalism Workshop. The program has been running for over two decades mentoring and teaching minority teens in the New York interested in journalism. I was honoured to be chosen to continue that legacy. My work included helping the high school students with reporting writing, video shooting and editing, multimedia training as well as chaperoning. I became a bit of a digital consultant since I’m studio 20. It was awesome to realise that I now know enough about social media, digital and video production to teach others. I’m particularly proud of the video and slideshow packages since none of them had edited before and some had never picked up a camcorder – you can check out all the videos/slideshows here.
The students work is showcased on a news site called The Spectrum which was created and launched as a culmination of the programme.
All the students were such stars and we had so much fun. Check out some pics of the UJW babies… they’d die it if they knew that’s what we called them 🙂