My favorite project this semester was the audio interview we did with a classmate. I did not have any experience with editing audio files and I enjoyed this project. I liked having to come up with a good interview and then having to edit the audio into an audio journalism story.
I learned a lot of valuable skills in this course that will definitely be used in the future. The audio journalism projects were very good practice at editing audio, gathering different types of audio such as ambient noise, and being able to put together a good story. The way technology is changing these skills are a must to be well-rounded and have more skills as a journalist.
The photojournalism was also very useful. Learing some basic skills of how to take better photos was very important. Learning the creative devices were important skills to take better photos. Photojournalism is another excellent skill as journalist as like the audio journalism it’s another skill to do more as a journalist.
Putting the audio and the photos together was really good practice to hone our skills at both principles at the same time. These projects were really good real world practice. These projects are things that journalists can find themselves needing to know how to do and be expected to do for their job.
I am going to continue in the direction of journalism focusing on public relations. My ideal career would be somehow working directly with sports either professional or at a university. This class gave me real world experience that really gave me a look at some of the things I might have to do with what I want to do. This class was the first class I have taken that I really gained real world type experience which is very helpful.
I don’t think there are any skills that I wish I would have learned. I am very happy with everything I learned in this class. This class is the most helpful class I have had the opportunity to take in my college career to this point.