When people hear you’re majoring in Journalism, you usually get one of three reactions. The most common is doubt. They’ll say, “Do you really think you’ll make any money doing that?” Another is surprise. They’ll tell you how “unique” your choice is. Finally, there is well-intended guidance that comes off sounding condescending. They’ll tell you… Continue reading The Power of a Journalism Degree
For all the young people out there ready to jump ship on the journalism industry and try and switch their careers… There’s more opportunity out there than ever before, and the best part about it is, you get to be your own boss. I mean, that’s the dream, isn’t it? You pick where you work,… Continue reading Who Could Be A Better Boss Than You?
This week we had two guest speakers: John Hill, an MSU graduate who didn’t end up in journalism, exactly; and Julianne Pepitone, a journalist who went from working at CNNMoney, to NBC, to being her own boss as a very entrepreneurial freelancer. I know that I don’t want to end up working in journalism, so… Continue reading First Hand: Talking to entrepreneurial journalists
At a young age, I discovered a love of writing. I wrote full-length stories, complete with compelling female characters who took on everything from fighting crime to everyday life in the suburbs. I also created my own magazines, cutting out pictures from real publications and gluing them onto my own articles, stapling the whole bundle… Continue reading Life of a wanna-be journalist: A state of resilience
When I tell people I am studying journalism, I am often met with surprise and sarcasm. In their eyes, the importance of journalism and media is fleeting – because, in their eyes, journalism is synonymous with “fake news” and social media. This only feeds my passion more, however, because I know that strong journalism is… Continue reading Media: A demand for on-demand
The Pew Research Center’s annual report on data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry through the State of the News Media, and after diving into loads of data, I can confidently say I look forward to the future of the news industry. I was very surprised by the shifts in modern… Continue reading The State of Our News: Where Are We Headed?
Being a student at Michigan State, I always find it a pleasant surprise whenever I find a newsstand and see all of that days’ papers gone. But its never on an everyday basis. I remember growing up and having to get the local daily paper for my parents at the foot of the driveway. Those… Continue reading The state of the news and the (continual) decline of newsprint circulation
From the time we were freshman at Michigan State University, we all have undoubtedly had the word “pitch” engrained into our minds. Before we even were accepted to this university, we had to pitch why we should be able to wear green and call ourselves “Spartans.” Why should we be allowed to attend this university?… Continue reading Simply pitching success
Many people don’t think like Donna Ladd, the co-founder of the Jackson Free Press in Jackson, Mississippi. Yes, she is an innovator. Yes, she created a startup. However, this isn’t what I was most impressed by during Ladd’s chat with our class this past Wednesday. What I was most impressed by was the fact that Ladd… Continue reading Valuing values
Photo Source: eResources In the era of digital media, publications, as well as journalists, have been trying to find the best way to incorporate digital media, while still keeping print in mind. A perfect example of this would be Vox.com, an online-only news site run by Ezra Klein and Vox Media. Similar to Vice and BuzzFeed,… Continue reading Journalism and the Era of Digital Media