Convey, who is studying in CUNY's entrepreneurial journalism concentration, says he's learning new things about the business-side and technological aspects of media—what it takes to run a startup; how data visualization works; editing video with Final Cut Pro. He was, however exempted from the fundamental writing and reporting courses, which isn't to say his schooling lacks a certain journeyman element; in a features-writing class this semester, he's been brushing up on his Lillian Ross and Gay Talese as well as workshopping a profile of Daily News columnist Denis Hamill.(2)
"First of all, I know what it is to be a student and had to deal with being [under] surveillance," he said. "When I was at City College, they put a device in front of the men's room by the student group that we used to have, in our campus."
He added, "There was a device inside the smoke detector in front of the door."