Learning From Bad Luck

Students have a tough time of it at Salt. Not everyone, of course. But, often, a student will hit a wall, sometimes two. Maybe because of Salt’s “Outward Bound” or experiential approach to teaching documentary, students seem to hit more walls than at other types of educational settings.

That’s a good thing. In fact, it is set-up that way on purpose. The walls tend to be learning points.

For Erin Mishkin, a radio student in the Fall of 2007, the walls came early — false starts, bad turns, and just plain ol’ lousy luck. But Erin says she learned quite a bit from that harsh beginning and it contributed to her later success with the piece “Surrounded by Lights.” Take a listen then post your thoughts.

Best, Rob


Check out Erin’s PRX page.


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