I’d like to first start out in this blog my thanking Dr. Landreville for doing an excellent job at instructing this course, as well as making it fun to learn about even during difficult material (HTML). I took the time and filled out the COJO department’s teacher evaluation this year because I was so impressed with her teaching skills and I hope the department will recognize this! i would also recommend this class to any communications major looking to learn as much as they can about online journalism, which is basically a necessity in that career field today!
My favorite project this semester, hands down, was the individual soundslides project I did last month about the Woodslanding Cafe and Bar. I learned alot about the history of that area and the old tie hacks that worked it for decades. I was even given some homemade pie by one of the older woman that I interviewed who’d been a Woodslanding resident for more that 50 years.
The technical skills I’ve learned have also been so helpful and I feel this class alone, has benefited me the most as an Ag. Comm. major looking into pursuing a career in photojournalism. Just from the inspiration I’ve gotten from completeing this class, I’ve signed up for a Photojournalism class being offered next semester at UW. I hope to pursue more of this type of coursework in the next year and a half before I graduate. After graduation, my hope would be to write for an agricultural company doing online public relations for their websites, social media, etc.
In conclusion, I know that every skill that was taught in the class was within the realm of an introduction course to online journalism. I really can’t see how Dr. Landreville could have made it any different and still gotten the same material and results packed in to the short time of one semester. Again, great job Dr. Landreville!
With that, I end my blogs and look foward to a professional career in writing and photography!