My name is Taylor Barker and I am a sophomore at Ithaca College. I am a journalism major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. I am from Fairport, NY, which is a suburb of Rochester.  

     My main focus within journalism is print and online. I have always had a passion for writing and I believe that the way words can tell a story is something special. Even though my focus is in print and online I understand how crucial it is to have an understanding of all multi-media elements. It is important to be familiar will all aspects of the field to be as diversified as possible. 

     My ultimate goal is to end up working for a magazine or newspaper. I think it would be most beneficial for me to work on all aspects of the publication, editing, writing, managing, and design, before I decided which area I want establish a career in. All aspects of journalism are essential to the publication and to be he best journalist I think it is important to have knowledge of all areas. 

     During my time at Ithaca I would like to utilize all of the media outlets it has available through Park. Currently I am a copy editor for The Ithacan, but throughout the next four years I would also like to be involved with the magazines and television network to have experience in as many areas as possible. These media opportunities are an excellent opportunity to gain experience before entering the work-force.