Last night I had the immense pleasure of working for The Baltimore Sun, covering the Maryland Senate primary. In particular I was assigned to cover Donna Edwards, who hoped to become the second African-American female to be elected to the Senate.
Edwards hoped to become the second African-American woman to be elected to the Senate. Though there were several candidates, Edwards was primarily running against Chris Van Hollen.
Polls were extended until 9 p.m. due to some stations having a late start. AP called the race shortly before 10 p.m., claiming Van Hollen as the victor. Staffers, volunteers and supporters began to gather for Edwards's concession speech.
Edwards's speech called for lawmakers to be more inclusive of different races, gender and economic classes. At times, the crowd would cheer for so long she would have to pause and restart her sentence.
The story that John Fritze wrote for The Baltimore Sun can be found here (update: some of my work can also be found here). More tweets, photos and updates can be found on my twitter feed, as well as The Baltimore Sun's feed.
A few thank yous go to John Fritze, Christopher Assaf, Sandra Banisky and the rest of the Sun staff for working with me. I had a wonderful time covering this race, and look forward to seeing continued coverage of the Maryland races.
This year I began learning the ins & outs of broadcast equipment under the guidance of award-winning videographer Bethany Swain. Bethany is tough, experienced and willing to embrace the creativity of her students, which has ultimately led me to fall in love with video more than I though I ever thought I could.
This video on local artist Rachel Pfeffer was shot in a few hours, edited in half a day and posted by me and my two classmates for our first video package project. I always want to make sure that I connect my classwork to the "real" world and real work-- thus attracting me to the idea of recording the artists of Monroe Street Market where my studio is located.
While artist Marcella Kriebel is currently in Cuba, we managed to get together for an hour to start working on a video of her as well.
While I find video much more challenging and time consuming, I look forward to continuing to broaden my skill set and find new ways to tell stories.