This past semester in Introduction to Journalism I have learned many things. In addition to getting insight into everything that Journalism entails, the practices, how certain elements of reporting works, the creation of a story, as well as the skills I need to improve upon in order to be a successful journalist. I think that this course taught me many of the mechanics of journalism that I did not completely understand or know before. Because so much of the course had an emphasis on news writing, I think that I learned the most about that style of journalism. I also feel as though I have a more solid handle on how to come up with a concept for a story and properly investigate/research it. This class taught me many things about journalism that I didn’t know going into it. Knowing what I do now from this course I definitely want to continue with journalism and vastly improve my writing.
I found the Dean Gelaye press conference and paper to be the most challenging assignment of the semester. It was an excellent challenge that definitely required me to not only take excellent notes, but also be able to turn those notes into a news story was fun and quite difficult.
I definitely learned a lot from my final project as well. I did a fashion piece with photographs that I then turned (technically, am still turning) into a multimedia journalism piece to post on this blog. The interviews I conducted and the photos I took came together as a fun final project that I found really interesting. I want to focus my studies, and career, on multimedia journalism, and so I am very excited to take my paper and turn it into a multidimensional blog post.
Thank you David Perkins for such a great semester!!