This blog was created as a project for my Online Journalism class at Rowan University.
As the semester comes a close, I would like to reflect upon what I’ve learned through reporting and creating content on this blog.
Regarding journalism, I believe that I learned a lot about interviewing. This entire project was a learning experience. I have no prior blogging experience, or learned skills in photography, audio, and video content. It was sometimes frustrating to learn even the basics of these processes, but ultimately it helped enhance the storytelling of the blog and make it a more varied experience.
Most importantly, I learned about the people of 9th Street. It was truly invigorating to hear people’s stories about their experiences in the Italian Market. I spoke with people who had a deep-rooted family history, and people who are relatively new to the Market, but their passion for their neighborhood is undeniable in every case.
I do plan to continue this blog and continue to learn about the people, history, and future of 9th Street. Thank you to those who have read my posts and provided feedback, and especially to those people of the market who gave me their time and their stories.
Here are 5 of my favorite posts from the blog:
- The 8 Most Crave-Worthy Foods in the Italian Market for Under $10
- Italian Market Q & A: Joe Ankenbrand, Co-Owner of Molly’s Books and Records on 9th Street
- Flash Chat: Chatting with Igor Tolkunov of Taffet’s (Gluten-Free!) Artisan Bakery and Store
- 97 Years of Fresh Baked Bread: Audio Interview with Lou Sarcone Jr. of Sarcone’s Bakery
- From Cappuccino to Cutlery: Video Interview with Mariella Esposito, Owner of Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop