Audrey Fein's Blog
Multimedia Storytelling Fall 2016
Audrey Fein: Aspiring Journalist
Posted on August 25th, 2016 at 9:07 pm by audreyfein

My name is Audrey Fein and I want to write for a living. Crazy idea in the world we live in today, right? Oh well. Writing is my favorite thing to do. I write for inspiration, for fun, for clarity, growth, and to remain grounded. I am taking this class to build on my skills as a storyteller and keen observer of the world.

In my spare time, I write for the Arts section of The Justice. I write about one article every week about arts events happening on and off campus. My favorite stories to cover are music. Listening to music, especially live music, stirs something in my soul that I just can’t seem to find in any other area of my life. When writing and music intersect, I am very happy!

One thing a lot of people on campus don’t know is that Brandeis has it’s own student-run record company called Basement Records. Last year some of the artists put on a show in Chums. I am interested in finding out more about the record company and who the people behind it are. That would be a cool interview. I also want to cover the fall concert (learn how to shoot video in the dark, etc) and other music events happening on campus.

Outside of the Brandeis bubble, I am interested in space exploration. The discovery of Proxima B fascinates me. I don’t know how I could capture space in this class though. On a more realistic note, I think that local politics are often overlooked even though they are the backbone of our government. I want to learn more about the government agencies in Waltham, how they operate, and how they affect us at Brandeis. There has been a lot of budget cuts in the Waltham school district and I am interested in covering how that will affect the people who live here.