As some of you may know, I want t be a reporter.
I’ve had the great privilege of going to a university that offers a great broadcast journalism program… one that allows the students to work in an actual news station, but there is also a lot of different things within the university that gives great opportunities for all kinds of telecom and journalism students – we call this the Center for Media Innovation + Research.
Our industry is headed to multimedia, with that, web rules for the prime source for news now. And so the CMIR offers many different areas where different type of work and research and news telling and overall ingenious news telling can be told.
The CMIR also encourages the students to be creative with their story telling in a way that they might not be comfortable at first, but will eventually lead them to be great journalist.
As for me, being a reporter within the University of Florida has definitely helped me with my story telling. It has given me the opportunity to really challenge myself in ways that I didn’t know I was capable of. It makes me feel like I will graduate the university, and maybe have something good to offer. If nothing else, I won’t go into the workplace lost and confused!
I’ve been able to anchor.
And be the photog/editor.
And seriously so much!
Goes to show you, when you do what you love and the school you go to provides you with all the necessary things, you can truly achieve so much!