New York Film Academy (NYFA) Broadcast Journalism Alum Publishes Book After Climbing the Seven Summits

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As you might imagine, I have written a whole lot of updates since I became Chair of the Broadcast Journalism department at New York Film Academy (NYFA). But, remarkably, this is the first time I can talk about one of our grads writing a book…

Elizabeth Rose was a member of my first graduating class. After leaving NYFA, she worked for a time with a cruise ship company. She shot/edited/produced a daily news program aboard one of the company’s vessels. 

But Liz had another goal in mind, something that would take her far away from the tropics. She was determined to climb the Seven Summits —  the tallest mountain of each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest. Without a doubt, she is the only NYFA grad to accomplish this feat. And in doing so, she raised funds for wonderful causes such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada).

I suggested to Liz that she take along a video camera. But given it was a choice between 10 pounds/4.5 kilos of camera or 10 pounds/4.5 kilos of food, the camera was left behind. Now Liz has put her adventures down in writing, in a book called Written in the Snow: My Journey To The Seven Summits. It is an incredible tale.

Congratulations Liz, from all of us at the New York Film Academy! We’re proud to have played a part the development of your storytelling skills…

NYFA encourages everyone to find out more about Liz’s incredible achievement by reading Written in the Snow: My Journey To The Seven Summits by NYFA grad Elizabeth Rose!

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