Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This semester being assigned to work in Northeast Philadelphia was a challenge. Before the class started my cousin had moved into this area. I was slightly familiar with some of the places and thought i had an edge going in.
As I began to talk to people things changed. The residents quickly learned that i was not from the city. Conversations were hard to start by themselves, but asking to film someone was the ultimate challenge. I would spend many days in Pennypack Park after the first assignment. I used the people in the park for some of the stories and blogs.
I was ready to give up until i met Mark Brown. He is the bicycle enthusiast from the transportation assignment. After i interviewed him, I talked to him about the difficulty i had trying to talk to people. He gave me some pointers and the rest of the year started to get easier.
Sean Supplee and Christeen Vilbrun Group 20 Northeast Philadelphia
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