New York Times Looms Large at Hofstra Summer Journalism Workshop

High School Summer Journalism Institute field trips don't get much better than this.

For the ten Nassau County high school students who took part in Hofstra University’s recent High School Summer Journalism Institute (July 5-15), much was learned.

And per a report in community newspaper the Long Island Herald, the highlight was a field trip:

Participants visited The New York Times. Associate editor Richard Jones led a nearly two-hour tour of what many consider to be among the world’s finest print publications.

“Going to The New York Times was one of the highlights because the building was beautiful,” Elmont Memorial senior Rex Asabor said. “I learned a lot about the field of journalism hands-on.”

“I was literally obsessed and I was so excited,” added recent Hampston High graduate Amoy Brown. “That is one of my ultimate goals –– to one day be able to write for The New York Times. It just made me even more excited to actually say, ‘This is where I want to be in 10 to 15 years.’ I can’t wait.”

Asabor said that one assignment, a piece about the Sewanhaka Central School District, quickly taught him how hard it can be to secure desired interviews. Guest speakers at the workshop included Newsday’s Keith Herbert and Nassau County legislator Laura Curran.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Montclair State University Shows Minority High School Students the Journalism Ropes
Pulitzer Winner Shares an Unvarnished View of Journalism

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