Atlanta, Georgia — On Friday, January 16 we had a chance to go to the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia for a tour of the headquarters and a Live interview with CNN Newsroom’s anchor Kyra Phillips. It was our 15 minutes of fame…we already had been interviewed via telephone by Ms. Phillips, but to actually be on the stage with her was a great feeling and made at least for me at the time, the highlight of my trip. Atlanta is a beautiful city with interesting things to do and the CNN Center was no exception. They gave us a tour from the live newsroom control center to the CNN.com desk at iReport. We went to meetings to plan out our next multimedia packages with CNN producers and meet the head executives of the company from all parts of the country – from New York to the Washington D.C. bureaus and beyond. We were offered and told of internship offers and even entry level jobs for future multimedia labtop correspondent jobs that are focused on minorities getting into their newsroom’s and work side -to-side with top professionals in the business. If this wasn’t what you call a golden opportunity…I don’t know what is. I still need to pinch myself and realize that we are indeed deep into this project and people are expecting not just the best of our work but to make history come alive one photo/video/article at a time.
-Carlos A. Moreno, photojournalist.