Friday, August 27, 2010

There's nothing like uncertainty.

The media climate is changing faster than it ever has in the past.  The evolution of social media has altered nearly every industry.  Marketing practices have changed, leaving behind the methods of the past and looking to future, wondering how to keep up with the constantly changing technological landscape.  

Media outlets have found themselves in the midst of this global social change.  The media has always been the primary source of information.  That, however, is no longer the case.  The world itself has become the media.  Everyone can contribute to the information landscape, even if he or she is ill-informed, and it is likely someone else will read what is posted.  Facebook news feeds have become fact, many times more popular than an actual "news feed" from a news media outlet, and twitter's 140-character limit has made detail obsolete.  

This video, titled "Did you know," outlines the speed at which the world is evolving after the advent of the computer.  What it explains may put the whole media issue into perspective:

Naturally, as a journalism student on my way toward graduation, I am constantly thinking not only about what I can do to make myself stand out in the job-seeking workforce, but also what I can do to change the seemingly already decided fate of news journalism.

This blog will chronicle my journey towards a future career in journalism, no matter how bleek the outlook may look.  Included in the months to come are:
  • Joining a campus newspaper
  • Searching for an internship
  • Facts and tips learned from classes at Colorado State University
  • The job search
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Relevant news stories
  • General observations
Thanks for reading and keep checking back for updates weekly!


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