Interviews!

I have a general topic for my story pitches, which is “diversity” at Brandeis University.

The diversity is not only about various ethnic groups or races, but also diverse careers and goals they pursue at Brandeis University.

My first story pitch is about how Asian girls pursue arts major at Brandeis University. For example, potential interviewees are the Asian girls who pursue “acting” career and theater major at Brandeis University. The first reason why I want to interview objects about this topic is the experiences about acting at Brandeis are unique and interesting. Meanwhile, most Asian students like to study science or life science at Brandeis University. A small part of Asian students would like to choose arts as their major because few Asian people regard arts as an available career they can pursue in the future. However, I want to make good use of this interview to change the “bias” about arts major. This topic could let people know more about arts major at Brandeis and inspire students who have willing to learn arts.

My second story pitch is about Professor Weighs. Professor was born in Tel Aviv and Weihs holds a Ph.D. in Financial Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Tel-Aviv University, and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Bar-Ilan University.She has been serving as co-president of the Boston chapter of the alumni association of Recanati Business School of Tel-Aviv University since 2001. Since 2010 she has also been a member of the Boston committee of the American Friends of Tel-Aviv University, serving as a Co-Chair from 2010-2015.

I will interview my professor about her diverse life in her born country and how she pursued her career. Importantly, my story will also include why Professor Weighs would like to come to the United States and choose to teach at Brandeis University. She has diverse background and experiences. My willing is to let her story to show the diversity of Brandeis and to inspire students who are in the same boat.

Interviews? Interviews!

Interviews (Story pitches)

 

  1. The first people I might be able to interview is Yujie Jiang. I probably interview her at this weekend in her apartment.Yujie graduated from Brandeis University this year with an honored Chemistry major. During school, she was a top student, and she was an undergraduate speaker of Chemistry department.

The primary reason why I want to interview her is that she is an important person in my college life. Specifically, she is a kind of person forever with a determined goal and self-disciplined life habits. People see her honors, her presentations and her top GPA, however, the most important thing for me is that her spirit gives me power. She always talks with me about one topic which is “helping others”. She likes to wonder “how should I help one?” This question is always encouraging me and I might ask “What does make you such a real and nice person? Do you have any pity during your college life?”

Furthermore, she is working at the hospital and going to apply for medical schools. I am really interested her pursuit in the medical career. She is preparing essays now and she is trying to understand how could a doctor save patients instead of treating patients only. Thus, I will ask her “In fact, in your opinion, science is not whole meaning of medical career. What will you pursue in the medical career?”The second people I want to interview is Daniel Mooney. I probably interview him on next Wednesday before his production class.

2. The second people I want to interview is Daniel Mooney. I probably interview him on next Wednesday before his production class.

He was my instructor for both film production and motion picture editing classes. I was not a super talented and skilled student for film production or editing, however, Mr. Mooney was the person who always encourages me and inspires me. Thus, I insist working on my film major and film production interest, and because of him, I made progress in editing footages.

I am always wondering what is the difference for Mr. Mooney between teaching students how to edit films and editing films himself? Did both give you a sense of pleasure and satisfactory?

Besides, I want to ask him how do you feel as an editor and producer? Since editing and producing films are two mysterious jobs but with extreme attractiveness for me.

 

Bridge From People to News

A journalist is a bridge from people to the news. The primary work for journalists is to go out, explore and collect news. A lot of people will regard news as instant, happening information that people should know. My interest as a journalist is to make documentary movies, which, in my perspective, another form of news telling. Speaking of documentary movies, people would feel that most documentary movies are serious, scientific and even a little boring. However, in my opinion, making documentary movies could happen anytime, and they can be both interesting and informative. For example, when I go on a trip, I could interview local people and listen to them talking about fun facts about their hometown. In this kind road documentary movie, people will learn potential stories about local culture and life habits. Also, as a student, it is a good choice for me to interview students about campus events and their campus lives, and in this case, audiences will learn much about campus stories.

On Sept. 3, our Brandeis OLs and new students from Class of 2021 took the shuttle to Science Museum in Boston to celebrate the beginning of an exciting new school year. Every year, on the last day of new students’ orientation, Brandeis will encourage new students to visit Science museum. They got together to chat with each other, dance without worries and laugh like children.

A little over a month ago, Boston Dynamics founder and CEO Marc Raibert was honored to present what the company has been working on in a brief demonstration at this year’s Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. The highlight was supposed to be a live expo showcasing the new and improved Atlas and SpotMini robots. During the show, the robot fell off the stage and the footage of this part attracted a lot of audiences. However, the video of the Atlas blunder was viewed by few audiences. Thus, audiences love robots fell because they love machines sometimes more like normal human beings instead of extremely clever weirdos.

News should be fresh and people will eager to read news but news maybe not instant. News can be always happening.