Throughout the year, I was able to learn many techniques of online journalism that will only help me in the future. My favorite part of the class was learning how to do a Soundslide project. Learning how to walk up to people and interview them was interesting in itself. I’ve gained the knowledge of how to interview people correctly and put those interviews into use with Soundslide. Putting together a project like that is awesome because many news sources like to use galleries on their web-page. I’m hoping my future employer will use some of the things I’ve learned because I enjoyed talking to people and putting together a project that people could see and listened to.
In the future I hope to work in the sports or entertainment industry, hopefully inside an agency. My main goal is to work inside a sports agency and maybe one day become an agent myself. I know that most agents are required to have a law degree but working inside an agency may help me get a foot in the door, to be a agent someday. I think I have the skills to work well in the public relations aspect of a company and I’ll also look into that. I would enjoy making a company look good and provide them with what they need to keep good relations with their clients and other companies they work with. This class has helped me think about what I want to do in the future. If I could work inside an agency, putting projects together like Soundslide to get the word out about a client, I’d be grateful. Agencies are always in need of a new and different ways to have their clients shown to the world. Many people are talented but don’t have the skills to promote themselves in an effective way.
If I could have learned one thing, that we didn’t get to use in this class, it would be putting together videos. I think stand still galleries like Soundslide is a great skill to have but learning how to put videos up would only benefit people looking to go into journalism. I really enjoyed this class and feel like I’ve gained technical knowledge that employers are looking for now-a-days. Since social media and media itself is a growing industry employers are looking for people who know how to do the things we’ve learned in this class. I’m grateful that I took this class because I was able to learn a lot of things that will only help me in the future.