When thinking about the highlight of this trip, it was difficult to pinpoint exactly what stood out. I got to attend a conference in New York City, see the Fearless Girl before it is taken down, tour Democracy Now and watch a live broadcast, meet Mara Schiavocampo and Amy Goodman, see Trevor Noah, experience a blizzard and so many more to mention!
Although some of the workshops did not appeal to me, many stood out and gave me a piece of journalistic knowledge to bring back to Portland. Mara Schiavocampo’s keynotes speech inspired me to build relationships and meet as many people as I can. Amy Goodman showed me the fierceness and power of a journalist. Ultimately, this learning experience is something I will take with me wherever life leads me today, tomorrow and onto the future. And because it is difficult to express how I feel about this experience, here’s a short clip I made of our trip.