Camp Report, Day 2: Teams stretch for new ideas, tools

By Chloe Muller

NBTB Camp Blogger

Student TIm Lan from China and team leader Alexandria Cremer work on Lan's video about the lack of Asian voices in the media.

Student TIm Lan from China and team leader Alexandria Cremer work on Lan’s video about the lack of Asian voices in the media.

As the second full day on campus comes to a close, most students are becoming acclimated to the NBTB program and are beginning to delve deeper into their own fields of interest. By now, every member of the program has been offered a stream of reporting opportunities and new information.

Last night, all student journalists headed to a keynote presentation held at McClatchy Hall, home of Stanford’s journalism program and the John S. Knight Fellowships in journalism. The first speaker was Sahar Habib Ghazi, managing editor of groundbreaking news source, Global Voices. Ghazi covered the work she does with more than 1,200 contributors around the world, and discussed the publication’s interest in international stories that are often missed by other media.

Following Ghazi’s presentation, entrepreneur Razmig Hovaghimian stepped up to speak. Hovaghimian is co-founder and CEO of an international online streaming video website, Viki. He also showcased his up-and-coming news app, Ripple, for the very first time.

Figures in the church meeting space where the Internet Archive is headquartered draw on China's Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, a ceramic army of some  8,000 life-sized statues that are modeled after Emperor Qin's army.

Figures in the church meeting space where the Internet Archive is headquartered draw on China’s Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, a ceramic army of some 8,000 life-sized statues that are modeled after Emperor Qin’s army.

After the keynote presentation, many students began the next day inspired and invigorated. While Year One students continued their morning classes, Year Two members made their way into San Francisco for some hands-on reporting at the Internet Archive.

In the afternoon, Year One students met in their reporting groups to make progress with their weeklong project. Some journalists attended the second tour of the Archive of Recorded Sound. Later in the evening, students had the option to sit in on the “Writing About War” lecture in Bing Concert Hall.

At this point in the week, most teams have decided on the theme which they wish to pursue with their reporting. Now, groups are putting the finishing touches on their plans for future field trips and are producing various types of news for their projects. Although only a few days have passed, nearly any camper would tell you that they have been stretched to work in ways that they never have before.

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