Post tagged: journalism

Day 6: Unprepared for heartbreak

Part of a series on my journalism faculty-led program through Italy and Greece. For privacy reasons, I've changed the name appearing in this post.

In Boy Scouts, we were always taught to Be Prepared. And I thought I had prepared for everything (first aid kit, flashlights, emergency food, etc.) before …

Day 5: Exhaustion (only a bit)

Part of a series on my journalism faculty-led program through Italy and Greece.

It's day 5, I did not expect to be this tired, so quickly. I think I'm missing the siesta time that I'm supposed to get in Italy. But, I'm also having a blast, and at least trying …

Day 4: First round of interviews

Part of a series on my journalism faculty-led program through Italy and Greece.

Today we went out onto the streets and started looking for people to talk to. Ideally we were looking for people to talk to us on video, but we knew that everyone would not be comfortable with …

Day 3: Return to the mountain

Part of a series on my journalism faculty-led program through Italy and Greece.

Today we travelled to a few mountain (relatively) towns in Sicily. Ignoring some of the tourist-y stuff, it really reminded me of Esino Lario. The streets, buildings, and elevation gain were all pretty similar.

I got to …

Day 2: Maintaining eye contact

Part of a series on my journalism faculty-led program through Italy and Greece.

Today was just a travel day - we're now in Catania, Sicily. It feels like Italy, but a lot more laid back than Rome. I think I would be pretty laid back too if I lived on an …

Day 1: Visiting a migrant camp in Rome

As part of earning my journalism degree at San Jose State, we're required to study abroad. I'm currently on a faculty-led program (FLP) to Italy and Greece to interview migrants and refugees, conduct interviews, document their situation, and gain real world reporting experience. I will try to blog daily for …