Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Well hello there. I'm Alexis and I am currently a sophomore multi-platform journalism major (though that may be changing). To me, journalism is much more than articles in a newspaper or written stories on the web. Journalism is making news available and understandable to the general public. In this increasingly digital age, videos, photos, and mp3s are as--and probably more than--commonplace as books, magazines, and newspapers. People love the internet. People love cool graphics and intriguing videos. Pictures say as much as an article can, and they use less time to get a message across. As journalists, it is our job to feed news to the people. And we need to be able to adapt to changing forms of media to ensure we can always reach the public. It is highly important that we have skills in multimedia so that our pictures always convey messages, our videos are as informative as they are entertaining, and our audio clips are more than just monologues about the news. This is why I'm in this class.