Over the course of the fall semester, there is no doubt that I learned so much information that will be immeasurable to me in my future. My favorite projects were the web-reporting ones. I really enjoyed learning more about Dreamweaver and HTML and I look forward to furthering my knowledge in the future.
I also really enjoyed the photography elements of the course. So far, all of my journalism classes have been focused around writing so it was refreshing to exercise my writing capabilities while also working on my creative side with photography. I learned a lot and I enjoyed incorporating that element into my projects.
In the future, I would love to go into magazine publishing. I think that the evolution from print to online media is inevitable in my future as a journalist and because of this, having these online journalism skills has made me feel more prepared for a career in this field.
In the spring, I will be applying for a summer internship with, 5280 magazine in Denver. This editorial internship would provide me with an inside glimpse, not only into my favorite publication, but also into the complex and competitive world of journalism. I think that completing this course was an asset to me in terms of my future, as I will be able to use these skills outside of class.
I would have liked to continue learning more about Dreamweaver in this course, but with the time constraints, it is understandable that we only touched on it. I am looking forward to the New Media course in the spring. I would have also liked to learn more about Creative Suite in general such as InDesign and Bridge. It would be interesting to see how all of the Creative Suite programs link together.
Overall, I think that this course is essential for any inspiring journalist or any person hoping to break into a field that would require web work. This is without a doubt, the future of our society and I am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to learn these concepts while I am still in college, as I feel it will be beneficial when I am pursuing a career path.
The material has been fascinating and I look forward to the New Media course this spring so I can further enhance my knowledge and become more prepared for what is ahead.