Multimedia journalism class has showed me many ways I can use media to inform, engage, and interact with others. I have really enjoyed learning how to use things that I can use online like blogs, Google maps, and Storify. I think I will use those platforms the most after being done with the class.
This semester alone I used Storify for a multimedia assignment for an English class. I had the option to write a three page paper or a multimedia piece on documentary. I was able to pull YouTube clips for example of things done well. I could also use Facebook and Twitter to show what people had said about the documentary. I did use links from the internet to help give more information on the documentary and information on different organizations that worked with the documentary.
It was really fun keeping up with my Twitter page for the class. I had used my twitter a lot in high school and my early years of college, then just stopped. I was glad to use it more because it forced me to see news. I fallow enough news to help keep me informed on what is going on in the world. This has helped me a lot because I don’t watch TV or read the newspaper on a regular basis like I did when I went to my old university.
I am not sure if it was that I was so busy at the beginning of the semester or what, but I feel like the assignments at the beginning of the semester we overwhelming at times. I had little experience with video and audio editing. It took time and a lot of patience that I didn’t think I had. I wanted to do the assignments because they were cool, but they also were intimidating. I don’t know if the syllabus can be changed at all, but as a person with little technology experience it might help others like me with a slight easy into the projects or flip flop some of them around.
I think one thing to add to the class would be to have or use and Instagram account. After playing around with it for the first time when I moved to Tahoe, it has become something I very much enjoy. There is a lot of uses for it. You are able to promote yourself or something, find new interests, see amazing pictures and videos, and the list only continues. After starting new sports I now fallow professionals and see what they are doing but I am also able to see what armatures are doing as well because I can see pictures of people who like a photo that I liked. Here is My Instagram.
The Intro to Multimedia class at Sierra Nevada College is a class that can help any major become hireable after college because it gives you a scratch at the surface of things you may being doing in a job outside of college. We live in a tech world with people need information in many types of ways, this class will help you find ways to share information with the help of multimedia.