During my time spent in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca, I worked as a reporter for the weekly newspaper Downtown Express. As a reporter I was responsible for writing mostly puff pieces on neighborhood happenings. The weekly employed a small staff, so I was responsible for taking photos and writing briefs in the Downtown Digest as well.
New York City journalism taught me very quickly that a journalist has the power to enter almost anywhere. The mere response: “I am journalist”, to security personnel, allows the journalist access to occupy any span of spaces in our social landscape. As far as financial wealth and glamour, and other shallow distractions that take place in our country’s iconic center, no prize is greater than the self-made title Journalist in New York City.