Saturday, June 19, 2010

Journalism Summer: Moca Week 1 Recap/1st day at UF Institute

Interesting. That's how I would describe my experience this past week. I started the week by attending a Photojournalism class at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, which runs from 1-5pm until July 2nd.

The class is very insightful, I have learned a lot so far, and my instructor appreciates my leadership skills as I headed a business discussion towards the conclusion of the week. There was also an assignment to cover the World Cup, which was a nice sports-related point of view, to cover the Mexico vs France game at a local shop on 125th.(Touche to Mexico for winning by the way, France was a disappointment)

Flash forward to Gainesville today, got up at 4:45am, and spend 9 hours eating reststop food, and transferring Greyhound buses before finally making it to UF at 2:30 for the Summer Journalism Institute which runs until June 24th.

I'd have to say that so far, I'm a little disappointed. My first writing session was spent doing icebreakers, which I wouldn't mind if my parents weren't paying $500($651 w/bus) to learn some journalism, not breaking the ice. The food didn't excite me either, some generic roasted chicken, not worth $100 a day.

So to wrap it up, things have been interesting, but we will see how things progress on all aspects.

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