I go to one of the greatest journalism schools on the planet, son. The best I could muster was a few flicks on election day. It was a great experience. Midterms are the boring side of elections in most cases. Too bad I didn’t get into school two years ago. Would’ve loved to do some Obama stories. This photo I took is mad yellow. Blame it on the gym floor. Or blame it on my novice skills. One day I’ll look at it and laugh. Actually, I was laughing when my professor saw it and was like: “Why is it so yellow?”
Actually, mediocrity isn’t that funny.
There goes my travel fellowship. Wait, I think I nixed those chances way back in September. Still, we keeps pushing.
Below is a bit of raw reporting I handed in to a colleague who was putting in extra-fly work on the election coverage tip. **Shouts to Beth Mo!
When I look over these notes, I see 1,000,000 things missing. Sloppy! Just gotta learn. The original idea was for me to do some type exit poll interview. These are the results:
Snapshots of Voters in Park Slope.
Camp Friendship 8th Ave and 6th Street.
Voter 1, Black Male, mid to late 30s.
Party Affiliation: Independent, but raised Democrat
Voted for: Cuomo and Gillibrand. Chose one Republican (didn´t catch who)
Why: ¨People shouldn´t ride the partisan lines.¨
Voter 2, Black Woman, early 30s
Voted for: Charles Barron, stuck with Dems in other races.
Why: ¨I knew more about [Charles Barron] from reading about him in the Amsterdam News¨ Didn´t vote for Cuomo, ¨because it was more about his father.¨
Voter 3, young white male, 23
Voted: Libertarian candidate for governor and Working Families in other races
Why: It would be nice to have a Libertarian governor to go along with all the Democrats
(voter was raised in a democratic family)
Voter 4, male, 23, latino
Voted: Cuomo for governor
Why: Because that was the best choice.
Voter 5, female, white, with kid
Voted: ¨Working families all the way¨
Why: ¨I don´t vote republican¨
Voter 6, female, black
Voted: ¨Democrat all the way.¨
Why: ¨Do we have a choice?¨
Voter 7, female, black
Voted: ¨Cuomo, no doubt.¨
Why: ¨You have to have some sympathy for him, because in his case, his wife cheated on him¨
Voter 7, woman, Black
Voted: Democrat down the line
Why: I could never vote for Carl Paladino. The Republican Agenda does not fall in line with mine.
¨There will be Republican sweeps in other states, so I thought about that in part.
Voter 8, male, white
Why: Best option I felt comfortable with. At this time they need to have some resistance to what everyone thinks is going to happen.
Voter 9, woman, Asian? White? (she looked biracial)
Voted: Cuomo. Voted all Democrat
Why: ¨They´ve been my reps for years and years. The kneejerk reaction is to take them out to affect change.
Voter 10, male , Latino
Affiliation: For voting purposes, I say Democrat (he seemed like a reluctant Dem)
Voted: Cuomo, voted Democrat in all the major races.
Why: I don´t like the way Paladino talks. For all intents and purposes I vote Democrat. I vote for the people who are going to give the people the most power, and that´s usually not the republicans.