Broadcast Journalism Student Reports on De Blasio’s Press Conference

January 16, 2015

Nour IdrissIt is the start of a new term, and what better way to kick-off the semester than to talk about one of the all-star Broadcast Journalism students at the New York Film Academy, Nour Idriss.

Nour is from Syria, and after being stranded in New York by the ongoing civil war in her homeland, she set out to “reinvent” herself as a broadcast journalist. Not only does she shoot, report, write, edit and produce, but she got access to one of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conferences. The event, making the release of New York City’s only Ebola patient, drew national and even international reporters. Nour was the only student journalist there.

Set-up in-between camera crews from NBC and CBS, and shooting by herself, Nour documented the press conference like a pro. And she did this after only 8-weeks of study! Imagine what she will accomplish as a 1-year Broadcast Journalism student…