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NYFA Broadcast Journalism Students to Cover NATO Summit


One of the biggest global stories this week is the biennial heads-of-state NATO conference taking place in Poland. With Britain’s pending exit from the European Union, and continuing tensions between NATO members and Russia, this summit has taken on added significance.

And NYFA News is there!

Yesterday Alisa Rajkitkul and Urvashi Barua left for Warsaw. Earlier this year, Urvashi and Alisa—thanks to hard work, superior reporting skills, and a bit of luck—were able to become accredited White House reporters. (That’s right, just like the correspondents from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)

They were invited by the White House Press Office to travel to the NATO Summit, along with a Presidential visit to Spain on the way back to the United States.

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Alisa Rajkitkul and Urvashi Barua

As far as I know, this is the first time student journalists have ever traveled with the President of the United States as accredited reporters. It’s evidence of just how far the skills students learn in the New York Film Academy Broadcast Journalism program can take them…