Week 1: Balloon Booker



My first week of multimedia boot camp at Columbia J-School has (finally) drawn to a close. Sort of, anyways. I’m off to shoot some audio later tonight for another project due on Monday. Perhaps I should start a hash tag along the lines of  #jschoolfridaynights.

This is the story of a man that I met by journalistic luck while on the troll for interesting profile subjects in New York’s Central Park. I literally stopped in my tracks when I heard this guy. As many random New Yorkers go, Gary was exuberant and interesting.

Take a listen.