Sunday, August 9, 2009

Adventures in the city

NYC residents and tourists enjoy Times Square on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Brian Rokus '99). 
By Alexandria Sharpe (Brooklyn, NY) 

Students of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program class of 2009 woke up at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on August 5, 2009 for a trip to New York City, which was a first for many students. The New York Times headquarters was the first of three tours that day. After exploring the building SJP students sat down with senior editor Greg Brock to pick his brain about the journalism and his experience in the field.

The next stop was The Daily Beast headquarters located in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. Our very own counselor Ben Crair is an associate editor for The Daily Beast and gave us a tour of the office. In a conference room located on the ninth floor, Crair introduced us to his editors Bryan Curtis and Michael Solomon.

The last stop was CNN, “home”  of Brian Rokus, a producer for CNN and a PUSJP counselor. It seemed he knew everyone on every floor. With his help and our tour guide at CNN we saw what goes on beyond the cameras. 

The day ended with a panel interview at Time and Life Inc. and an impromptu man-on-the-street interview with New Yorkers in the Rockefeller Center area. 

1 comment:

  1. NY was fun! And I know almost everyone took SOME free snacks from Ben's Daily Beast =)