Monday, January 26, 2009

Who I am- A Journalism Student with Commitment Issues

To start, my name is Jennie Byrne and this is my third semester at Towson University. I have been obsessed with news of any kind since is was a child. My parents were missionaries in Eastern Europe when I was growing up and the news was my mother's connection to her home in the United States. As a child, I would be completely entranced for hours with the way those articulate journalists delivered important information. From that point I was hooked.

With this course I would like to continue with what I had learned in MCOM 257. I feel like the moment I started to become more comfortable with new programs and developing sources the course was over. I look forward to developing my skills even further.

I would be cheating myself if I were to pick just one area of journalism. I would like to do it all. At this point, (it may change next week) I most interested in broadcast journalism. I have a passion for politics but a hunger for fashion. The fact that the lines of journalism are being blurred and journalists now have a hand in every step of the process could be seen as a negative, but I see it as a positive. I would like to try everything and even when I find an area that fits me perfectly, I will probably go and try something else. I am excited to see if this might be the class that allows me to resolve my commitment issues and settle down with one area of journalism.