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.

1 comment:

jatwater said...

Hi Jennie,
I think it's great that you're interested in all different types of journalism. After all, who knows how the field will have evolved by the time you're out of school. Knowing how to do everything will definitely be an asset!