Check it out, this is the first package I have done here in Boston. I worked with my new colleague Nicole and it was her first ever package! We’ll admit we have some work to do. But, being our first time working together in a new city and pretty much learning a whole new camera, tripod, and equipment we cranked out a great story! So, please don’t mind the poor lighting, and sometimes lack of focus… I wish I paid more attention to Mr. Sell back in the day (hahaa, that’s what I get for relying so much on my boys!!)
Well, enjoy it. Also, Nicole and I edited the piece on Final Cut X– learned that too! And I am just really excited for what’s to come. Inside Boston is one of the shows on Boston University’s TV station- BUTV10- check it out: http://butv10.com
This weekend I had the pleasant surprise of getting 4 text messages and a tweet informing me that: “you won first place!” Little did I know that my former college newspaper advisor had entered me in the FCSSA awards, for Florida community college newspapers. He entered my investigative sports story and I was awarded first place.
Here’s my plaque and my letter award is being mailed 🙂
The story was a challenging one. I remember the day I was assigned it. A year ago exactly- October 2011- my editor-in-chief told me the head softball coach at MDC was dismissed and the Miami Herald ran a tiny brief on it. She called me to have me on the assignment, which I was excited/nervous and a bit skeptical to take, but once I did she wanted me to have it completed in 3 days, when the norm is usually 7 days. At the moment I thought that was insane, but I rose to the challenge. I pushed all things aside and focused on this story, the Melissa my colleagues are familiar with came out and wrote a great story. I was able to get a hold of the coach, contact the athletic director, the deans involved, and the softball team. I stayed up until late Thursday night at our deadline piecing my story together and I remember clearly all I gave for it. Now, isn’t it rewarding a year later to find out that my efforts were so highly awarded. I can’t stress enough the importance of putting your all in what you do, things will find a way to reward you.
Check out the article online at The Reporter: