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Cheng Chen at the Newseum

By Dean’s Intern Cheng Chen at Newseum

After ending my summer internship at a video production company, I have a clearer sense of what I want to do and what I am good at – producing and editing. Since then, I didn’t slow my pace down and this semester I joined the broadcasting department of Newseum as a video editor.

For the past month, I was asked to help prepare and edit a film about Vietnam War, which will premiere at the Newseum next year. This film looks back on the history and investigates how the Vietnam War was covered by the press and how the coverage of press impacted the outcome of the war. Its purpose it is to help Americans understand the role of US in Vietnam War 50 years ago. We gathered tons of valuable materials and interviewed journalists who witnessed of the war. This film is very educational and it makes me feel like my efforts are more meaningful. (More …)