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Jordan, Student

365体育备用网址Jordan is a Summer Academy from New York, New York, and has taken our, 'Food and Theater Writing,' 'Political Commentary,' and 'Film and Television Critique' courses.

Why did you decide to study at The School of The New York Times?

I decided to study at The New York Times because I wanted to meet intellectually driven people – both students and teachers.

Which course did you take and why?

365体育备用网址I took Food and Theater Writing in New York, Political Commentary in DC, and Film and Television Critique in NYC.

If you had to name one thing that you learned from your time here, what is that one takeaway that will stay with you?

I take away the fact that my capacity for intellectual and emotional growth in a two-week time span is a lot larger than I thought it was.

What was your favorite site visit?

365体育备用网址The New York Times DC Bureau– it wasn’t radically different at first glance from other office spaces I’ve been in, but the atmosphere was so charged with opinion and intelligence.

Who was the most memorable guest speaker?

365体育备用网址She didn’t visit my class, but the most memorable guest speaker was Erica L. Green at the Speaker Series in DC. She’s an education reporter, and she was part of the NYT expose on the T.M. Landry School.

What were your faculty like?

The faculty were incredibly knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, and also areas that had nothing or little to do with the class discussion.

What does The New York Times mean to you?

365体育备用网址To me, The New York Times represents integrity, truthfulness, and understanding.

What do you think you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I want to be a journalist or a playwright. I’d also love to teach in some capacity.

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