Broadcast Journalism Students Cover Election Day

November 14, 2016

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There were certainly a lot of surprises last week on Election Day. And New York Film Academy Broadcast Journalism students were on-the-scene to chronicle the amazing events. Both our short-term and long-term students participated, with production teams sent to the Trump and Clinton HQs, as well as Times Square to capture public reaction.

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It was an opportunity to shoot stand-ups for their Resume Reels that reflected their participation in a story that had national, even international implications. It also meant working way past midnight, as the Presidential election wasn’t “called” until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“The NYFA brand carries credibility,” said Broadcast Journalism student, Amanda Salvato. “Many other notable news channels noticed and networked with us.”

“It was a great opportunity to watch history being made,” added Broadcast Journalism student, Farai Makoni. “We had great equipment and we had to seize the right moments. I feel very privileged to be a part of it.”


If there was an award for persistence, it would go to Patrick Simmons. Patrick didn’t get to sleep until 6am Wednesday. But his hard work paid off, with an exclusive interview with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Given the number of media outlets looking to talk with her, this accomplishment is nothing short of amazing. Once more, NYFA News is on-the-scene of a major story. Great work, Patrick!