Welcome to my ePortfolio! I am a Journalism major, and I expect to graduate in the spring of 2015.
I aspire to be a writer for a magazine for girls. Young girls are very impressionable and they often head down the wrong paths because of what the media teaches them. I want to help teach girls the real lessons of life and that they need not be in a hurry to grow up, but rather enjoy their youth while they can.
Print media is converging with online media rapidly. Everything is digitized, so I would use the print version of the magazine as well as the online version, in order to reach a wider audience and use the internet to my advantage. I would also create an application for smart phones for the magazine. Social media is not the number one use of the internet. I would like to incorporate social media into the magazines website by providing a way for young girls to ask questions and discuss issues that are important in their lives.
Advertising is a rapidly growing industry, particularly online. I would like to become editor of my own magazine. My magazine for young girls will only permit advertisements for companies and products designed for the well-being of the girls reading the magazine.
I recently viewed the documentary Laduma, produced by Richard Shepherd. The filmmakers used their knowledge of communications and the media in addition to their passion for soccer to create an interesting, informative, and successful documentary. I hope to use what I learn about the media and communications, paired with my passions, to create something meaningful and interesting.
Finally, an important figure in the communications business once told me, "Think differently!" I will use this motto to guide my career as a writer or editor. I will not simply stick to what has already been done, but rather create something new, exciting, and important in the media industry. I will use this motto to succeed as a writer or editor.