Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Welcome to Intro to Multimedia Journalism - Spring 2012

Since I'm asking you all to say a little about yourselves, I'll tell you a little bit more about me. (This is by no means required reading.)

I grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and attended the University at Buffalo where I majored in English. I had no clue I would be interested in journalism until I took a course on feature writing junior year, which ultimately led me to where I am today. Right after college I started the Masters in Journalism program here at the college, and finished in December 2009.

Then, not wanting to move back home with my parents to the horribly cold Rochester, I decided to take the first job I was offered as a web producer at WAVY-TV 10 in Norfolk, Va. It wasn't my dream job by any stretch, but it was a job. When I was getting to the point where I didn't think I could stay there much longer, I got a call from The Daily Record and before long, they moved me back up here to be their web reporter.

Shooting and editing video has been my passion for a long time, and lately photography has nestled in right next to it. I always tell students that the best way to become a better photographer or videographer is to do as much of it as you can. The reason I say that is because that's how I improved (though I think I still have a long way to go).

Please respond to this post with a few paragraphs about yourself. Looking forward to learning more about you all.