2150: Multimedia crash course

(This is my fifth blog entry for my fall semester J2150 class.)

The point of going to college is, of course, to learn things you don’t know. Often when people get to college, one of the most important things they learn is just how much they don’t know. I think that in and of itself is a very important lesson to learn. Until you realize and can admit to yourself that you don’t know hardly as much as you think you do, you cannot effectively learn. This is one thing I have realized over and over as I take this multimedia journalism class.

I know that I will need to be skilled in multimedia before I go out into the world of journalism and try to get a job; this is just the reality of the digital landscape of journalism today. I love to learn new skills and one phrase that I live by is “knowledge is power.” The more I know and the broader range of skills I have for this field I want to go in to, the more effective I will be in my job and the better off I will be when building my career. Even though the pacing is sometimes fast and I am sometimes quite overwhelmed, I know that this first crash course in multimedia is necessary to my education to become a journalist, and I have really enjoyed it so far.

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