When people think of journalism, they think about the newspaper industry and how it’s dying, and they’re probably right. It seems that you can go to twitter or facebook and see news instantly rather than waiting for an article being published. Even though all of this can be a good excuse for newspaper companies to discontinue creating newspapers and move all publishing online, it’s still going on, people are still reading physical copies. Stories are still being written, papers are still being printed.
Even though everyone gets’s their news from online, I hope the death of newspaper doesn’t happen soon. There’s nothing more amazing than seeing your article or photos being printed. All your hard work being read or looked at.
I love newspapers, but that's not the only reason why I chose journalism. I chose it because I love to write, report, and interview. I love talking to people and meeting new people. I love the newsroom environment and the pressure of deadlines and due dates. I love challenging myself.
Before thinking about majoring in journalism, I was on the path to major in child development, I thought I wanted to be a preschool teacher.
Even though that could have been a great major, it wasn’t something I was crazy passionate about. That’s when I took a journalism 100 class and fell in love.
Being a part of my college newspaper has taught me so much from how to become a better writer, to how to become a better photographer. I learn so much from the photographers I worked with on the newspaper.
I admit. I wasn’t a great writer when I started. I got all my there’s mixed up and I didn’t know the proper way to write transition sentences and quotes, but working on editing stories helped me become a better reader and writer. I’m not an amazing writer, I’m still learning.
It taught me to break out of my shell and step out of my comfort zone. You get used to interviewing people every day and just the experience is something I think every journalist has fun with.
Journalism has given me the chance to let my voice be heard and make a difference to our community.