Baidi Wang, a graduate student at Newmark J-school at CUNY, aspires to be a visual journalist. She enjoys telling stories in a compelling and impressive way for readers. Also, she is trying hard to find untold stories in order to let more voices be heard.
With a Bachler degree in visual journalism from Penn State, she interned for her professor, Boaz Dvir, a documentary filmmaker for a year to help shoot his film, and worked as a staff photographer and videographer at The Underground, a Penn State student online media site publishing daily student news. Also, she has produced video stories for the NPPA Multimedia Immersion workshop at Syracuse University and for the Keystone and Short Doc workshops at Penn State.
Her off-campus experience includes interning at various media organizations. She was a photography intern at Pittsburgh Magazine in 2017, a video intern at Condé Nast Traveller, and a visual intern at Bookstr Media (NY) last summer. In September 2018, she participated in the ONA Student Newsroom in Austin, Texas as one of 20 student representatives. Currently, she is working for a local newspaper, Centre Daily Times (one of the newsrooms of McClatchy Company), as a freelance photographer. She is obsessed with photographing and reporting local public stories because it gives her the opportunity to interface with the community.