Hello! My name is Karly Redpath and I am a Journalism major here at Ithaca College. I grew up in a small town about 20 minutes outside of New York City called Bronxville which is one square mile. I have a younger brother who I get along with extremely well named Jack. We're three years apart and he's a freshman in high school this year - I miss him on a daily basis. I have always loved expressing myself in different ways. I participated in two varsity sports in high school, swimming (for 6 years) and lacrosse (for 4) and I just decided to join the crew team here at IC which I'm very excited about. When I was not in the pool or on the field, I spent my time in the theater participating in both the cast and crew for a number of plays and musicals. I love to sing (I never stop doing it) and I also love listening to music. I think my parents raised me pretty well, they taught me a lot of really good lessons when they were raising me and I think I'm probably a much better person thanks to them. I'm really excited to be of the Ithaca College community; I believe it presents all of it's students with a great opportunity to succeed.
I have always loved sports and my involvement in both lacrosse and swimming has led to my hope to become a sports journalist. I am currently a part of the crew for ICTV’s Sportsfinal and I hope to become more involved after I complete my sports journalism class over winter break.
Since I arrived here at Ithaca I have developed a stronger understanding of what it means to be a part of a media oriented society. I’ve learned that being a journalism major means that I have one of the most important jobs in the virtual world. There are many ways we can communicate the news now.
Through the increased use of the Internet people are able to express themselves and obtain information faster than before. The Internet is a place where all people are completely free to put whatever they want on it; sites like Wikipedia allow people to publish whatever they feel necessary and is a site that is always gathering more information. Also sites like Youtube allow for expression in an artistic ways and also allow people to see what’s trending in the world even if they missed it when it first happened. It is very easy to find news stories and videos online as well as television shows, which allows people to watch what they need to when they can.
Another issue I believe will greatly impact my occupation in the future is the increased globalization of television shows as well as other media industries. Because information is so readily available today, journalists have had to adapt and write stories on all issues in every country in the world as well. This is a result of all of our cultures merging together as we become more and more reliant on one another and our fates often times depend on the fates of other countries.
I hope to become more involved in sports journalism in the Park School by joining the Ithacan staff either next semester or next year. I hope to minor in Spanish because it is becoming apparent that Spanish players are becoming a larger and larger part of the sports world both in the United States and all around the world. I also hope to study abroad at the Olympics and hope to get an internship at some point in my career here at Ithaca.