Love this picture we took on Thursday night from our Keynote Speaker event! Communication and Media Week went so great and I’m so happy everything worked out smooth! Maybe next year I’ll be able to come back and this time be a part of the Alumni Panel!
Skip to just before 11 minutes for the speech to start. My club, the Communication and Media Society just wrapped up our annual week dedicated to communication and media. Tonight was our keynote speaker night, and we were able to have such an amazing, incredible speaker! You wouldn’t know culture as it is today without this man. He was the first director of MTV, and is the television producer behind many of my favorite childhood TV shows: Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Fairly Odd Parents, Adventure Time, etc.
His speech was fantastic and incredibly insightful. I would say more but I’m very tired. Enjoy! It starts around the 10:55 mark and yes I do speak too!
As promised and this time on time, here is my club, the Communication and Media Society’s final cut of our PSA for the Bring Suicide Out of the Darkness club. Which I’m on the e-board for as the Advertising Chair. Love how this came out. Make it viral!
Doing my first CoveritLive! event.
Now let’s see if I can get this to work properly.
Tune in to see my tweets on “The Art of Investigative Reporting” Lecture with Andy Lehren, from the New York Times.
I love this new layout, and I think it will be something I can handle.
Especially with how full my semester will be. I’m taking six classes, 17 credits worth. I’m also on the e-board in two clubs. Not to mention I go to the gym and try to have a bit of a social life.
I just got done with my first week of classes for the new semester. One my classes starts next week so I haven’t been to all of them.
My classes are:
Text Me! – This class is about computer mediated communication. I’ve found this topic really interesting especially with my fascinaition (and addiction) to social media. But now I get to learn the history of all of it, like how the Justice Department and ARPANET are two major factors in me being able to write this on my laptop.
Literature of Journalism – My professor speaks the truth in this class. Literary journalism is something I’ve never had the chance to do, and it will be fun to add a flair of creativity to personal narratives while social commentating the way I see things. Love it already.
Arts Writing – Writing about music, film, art, dance, theater… and the whole rest of the gambit. My professor was a editor of the Rolling Stones magazine. Cannot wait for her anecdotal stories and report on some of my biggest interests with integrity and the tools I need.
Investigative Journalism – Probably my favorite so far. Taught by a New York Times reporter, I learned more in the first class than I ever did before. This was the perfect class to take, I can’t wait to take the knowledge I gain and translate it into real impactful stories.
Advanced Editing – This class runs an online newspaper. We are in charge of everything, assigning the stories, editing, fact-checking… we’re pretty self-efficient. Getting a taste of ‘the real thing’ should brace me with a little more backbone for actual (and virtual) newsrooms.
Intercultural Interaction – This is the class I start next week and have once a week for seven consecutive weeks. It’s my one credit modular course and all I know is that I will be working on some sort of project that involves a student from a foreign university. Sounds pretty exciting, pretty stoked!
So, with all that said, most of these classes are upper division. Which means the workload is…is… scary. I’m looking at my homework list from this first week and don’t know how I will pull it altogether
I’m attending the National Communication Association conference in New Orleans in 2 weeks, and I just received my badge to get in and also the book I chose. I chose “Critical Studies in Media Communication”
I cannot wait to read it! It looks like it has such interesting information in it, thumbing through it the first chapter is about journalism during the Beijing Olympics. I was really excited when I read that title. There’s also coverage of racism in journalism in modern day and how the New York Times covered fires in the late 1800’s. Fascinating.
I’ll probably get to reading it this weekend. When I cut into it, Ill give a little non-libelous review!
Hope everyone is adjusting to November!