I am truly looking forward to the process of this class as I will have the first opportunity in my journalistic quest to practice, develop, and hone my craft in a few areas of media production that I am not familiar with. In particular the areas of photography and audio/video production are skills that I am really hoping to develop and then continue to work on long after this class. I would also like to become more familiar with the actual process of being a journalist, and everything that that entails. That could include things such as interviews, contacting sources, and the editorial process as well are all things that I would really enjoy becoming more familiar with.
I have a few ideas about things that I would like to potentially report upon this semester as we continue to brainstorm topics. One thing that I would like to report on is the local music scene and possibly interview some of the hosts of the live music venues around the area. I am also interested in the MLK days event that is taking place as racial equality is still an issue within our society. I am also very interested in the progression of our winter sports teams as their season continues throughout the semester, whether that being basketball or wrestling I find both interesting enough to report on. Wrestling is a very popular sport right now as our wrestlers are lead by a very strong senior class. The last thing that I would really like to report is a possible feature piece on a lesser known person on campus. This would be especially interesting to me as it would present the opportunity to provide and angle that maybe no one has done before. The possibilities are endless with what we can report on as there are also a range of local issue that I could report on to add to my blog.