It’s been a week since the conference, and the energy and excitement of NYC and the conference are still on my mind! Time to post my best photos from the trip:
On the first night we wandered down to Times Square. Visual overload for those who have never been there before! The “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” sign also provided for a fun photo-op.
The next day, after an intro session, Liz and I found ourselves at the headquarters of the New York Times! Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed inside. Fortunately, David Carr, a columnist for the New York Times, was a speaker at the conference a couple days later, so at least we got a glimpse of what journalism with the NY Times is like.
Liz in a meeting at the Associated Press
Our tour group in a meeting at AP
The tour to the Associated Press was easily the highlight of this trip for me! Although there was a miscommunication about the start time of the tour, about a group of 8 of us were left behind because the tour had started early. When we were able to catch up with the tour, they were in a meeting with the Senior Managing Editor, Michael Oreskes. We apologized for being late (we had walked from the hotel to the tour, rather than taking the bus), but good ol’ Mike deemed us “Honorary New Yorkers” for the day for our decision to walk, rather than take a taxi.
Liz is shown in the top picture in the meeting. Below that is a picture of the conference room (with the newsroom in the background). The third picture is in the newsroom itself. The fourth picture was a result of Liz and I being bored with the tour of the newsroom (how interesting can a newsroom be?). We noticed that Michael Oreskes’s office door was open, and left the tour to ask him pose for a picture with a Beacon. He welcomed us in, and had me set up the photo of himself and Liz looking over the Beacon. Such a great photo-op! Even after the photo, he had us stay to chat in his office, long enough for Liz and I to lose track of our tour. But all things considered, meeting the Senior Managing Editor of the Associated Press beats a tour of the newsroom any day.
On the last day of the conference, David Carr from the NY Times came to speak.
Some more photos for your viewing pleasure:
Rockefeller Plaza ice rink
View from the top of the Empire State Building
Even a week after the conference, I’m still electrified by the energy of the conference! Such great speakers, and rewarding journalistic experiences, in and out of the conference. Hoping to make it back to New York someday, and can’t wait to apply everything I learned into my own photojournalism!