My name's Anthony Geremia, and I am a graduate of the University of Toronto's joint Journalism program with Centennial College.
Since a young age, I’ve possessed the gift of gab, and have been skilled with writing, public speaking, and communications, and I used this skill to get into the joint program. During the Centennial portion of the program, I participated in a good deal of hands-on work writing for radio, television, print, and the internet, as well as being an announcer and presenter. While there, I learned about the technical side of all three disciplines of Journalism. I produced voicers, script and clips, and complete newscasts focusing on news, sports and entertainment. My work was broadcast on live radio on the Centennnial College internet radio station, and can be seen in my portfolio.
In addition to my radio experience, I spent a year and a half working on the East Toronto Observer, a local community newspaper run by students. I was a contributing writer and photographer most of the time, but also served a tenure as Managing Editor. Before that, I contributed to the University of Toronto campus newspaper, The Underground. Working on these papers gave me experience writing on a strict deadline. They also gave me experience working with a team of people in close quarters, working towards a common goal. I've also taken classes in Broadcast Journalism, and have worked with Final Cut Pro, with on-air work to follow. These experiences served to enhance my skills with practical, on-the-job work.
In February of 2010, I completed a six-week internship at CBC News Toronto, helping to produce their 5 PM weeknight television broadcast. I got to use my research and communication skills to find information and arrange interviews to formulate stories. While on the field, I would work with cameramen, and collect streeters and full interviews, which I had the pleasure of seeing broadcast on the news. Some of these can also be viewed under the portfolio section of this website. Then, in January 2011, after completing the last of my classes, I scored an internship at 680 News in Toronto, where I received the opportunity to put my radio skills to work helping the 680 team put their broadcasts together. During the 14-week internship, I was given a chance to work in each different department, and see the inner workings of radio journalism first hand. Once again, demos I recorded, as well as stories that were broadcast on the air during that time can be found in my portfolio.
I completed both of these internships, and as of June 2011, have graduated from my Journalism program at both U of T and Centennial. I currently work for Snap Pickering and Snap Ajax, a pair of community newspapers which I do freelance photography and writing for, allowing me to keep my skills sharp.
For more of my writing, be sure to visit my Wordpress blog.