My name is Kawala Xie. I’m a senior at Brandeis University with a double major in International and Global Studies and French, and minors in economics and journalism (my favorite, definitely). I have had a goal of becoming a journalist since the age of 14 and I have been working toward that ever since. I spent my first year of college at Boston University, where I worked for BUTV10, the student-run TV station there. That was my first real broadcast experience.
Last year I spent a semester abroad in Paris and interned with a Franco-Chinese media company, C-Média, the largest bilingual online video platform of France. During the two months I worked at C-Média, I gained a whole new experience in broadcast journalism, since for the first time I was able to produce news packages independently.
Besides my broadcast experience, I have been writing for the only English-Chinese bilingual newspaper in New England, Sampan, for four years. I interview and report local news about the Asian-American community in the Greater Boston area, and then I compose news stories in English and Chinese with the photographs I take.
I have been a news intern for APN for two months, and I have enjoyed my time at ACMi surrounded by our wonderful crew. I have learned a lot from them and I really cherish my experience here. Thanks to everyone here for the many opportunities to get to know this wonderful community of Arlington, where a lot of great stories happen. I am grateful for the opportunity to share the stories I have produced so far!