Over this past semester at Sierra Nevada College I have worked on many different projects all relating to Multimedia Journalism. Entering into this class I felt like all of the experience I had with multimedia journalism was having a Facebook account, that I rarely used.
I found out a lot of useful skills though with having to work on all of these different projects. I learned how to take photos and make them into a photo slide show to tell a story, how to create a blog and make posts, how to take and interview and edit audio, how to create a audio slide show, the importance of social media, and finally how to shoot and edit a video with audio.
Although I am a sustainability major, and my focus is more on environmental science and alternative energies, I have learned a lot about how to market myself and be more knowledgeable about technology and how to use it to my advantage.
Through writing my blog I have been able to get a few followers to look at what I am writing about. Whether it is about musical history or just history, people have been able to be informed on specific events that happened on a certain day throughout history.
I have defiantly been able to see a drastic change in my own ability to guide myself through all different aspects of multimedia, whether it is working on audio interviews, taking photos or videos, writing blogs and the whole editing process, or even having to create and make tweets for Twitter, which I will most likely never use again, I have defiantly learned a lot of new skills that can be useful for me in the future.
Overall I would say that Multimedia Journalism isn’t what I thought it would be, it’s more. I am now able to say that I have all of these different skills, and will be able to use them whenever it is necessary for me to do so.