jharner1@ithaca.edu

Welcome to my Eportfolio page! My name is Jenna Harner and I am a Freshman Television and Radio Major with a concentration in Media Production and a Minor in Journalism.

Since 8th grade, I have known that I want to be a news anchor on a major network. The Today Show would be my dream job, however, I wouldn't mind working for a popular news station in a large city. I am so interested in news and what is going on with the world and I would love to be able to work with that. I like being able to give people information immediately and update them, as well as keeping them safe and informed. I love the idea of staying in contact and being able to relay information to people as quickly as possible. It would be an incredible job to have, being a News Anchor and it is a dream I am willing to do anything to follow.

In terms of my field of study, I have lots of applicable talents. I know news extremely well and I follow current events down to the wire. I am in the know when it comes to information and I am usually one of the first to knowing it. I am a very good public speaker and I have no trouble speaking to large audiences about pretty much any topics. I know how news works. I have the skills to be a fantastic reporter, as well as an anchor. I can write news stories extremely well and I can tell them to audiences even better. I can edit a news package together completely and to a professional level on my own. I have many skills and qualifications for the field of study I want to go into.

There are definitely skills that I still need to learn in terms of what I have to do. One is to focus more on my video production. I am skilled with my editing, but there is definitely more that I can learn. There is always more I can learn about a camera and making my video quality better. Also, a very important thing I need to focus on my public speaking. I really need to gain more confidence when I speak to people. I also really need to learn more on my interview skills. I really want to ask the right questions when I am speaking to someone. 

I definitely need to learn how to network more as well. I need to get my name out in the open and have people know me personally. I need to gain the trust of a lot of people in order to get where I want to be. I need to become more of a people person. I also really need to relax when I speak to people, and realize that everything isn’t always negative. I have a lot to go, but I am confident that I will get there. 

The first most important experience I need is to gain an internship. I need to have the real world experience in order to see the jobs that I will be doing 5 years from now. Having that real world experience will prepare me for the rest of my life. I also need as much on air talent as possible. I need to learn how to be the best speaker that I can be so that I can deliver news. I also need to work harder on bettering my speech, because that is where I need to go. Please feel free to e-mail me for more information or review my resume!