Making a Name for Yourself: Getting Involved

Social Media and Journalism Today

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With all of the packing, moving and for a lot of first-year students — being on your own for the first time — college can be a challenge. How do you get the most out of the college experience? How do you ensure that you are successful after school?

The best advice I got when it comes to college is to get involved — and to do so early. Don’t wait until you are a junior or a senior to do something in your field. Do it immediately!

As a freshman, I knew that I wanted to be a sports writer when I graduated, so I entered the Communication/Journalism program at Shippensburg. From there, I had no idea where to turn. How do you get from Point A to Point B?

I decided to join the campus radio station, WSYC, as a student-radio host. As a…

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Meaningful learning


Lost and Desperate

I’ve seen this phrase a bit recently and I’m not sure I know how to create something ‘meaningful’.

Is it meaningful because it happened or because people added meaning to it?

You can’t create meaningful content for people without knowing individual context. And is it reasonable to know every users context?

Taking a punt at what you think it means to someone might suit most people but don’t be surprised if others find your content meaningless.

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Education v. Technology

technology , education , sherry turkle

Comm 185: Introduction to Digital Media Production

My first reaction to the book, Reclaiming Conversation by sherry Turkle, I was overwhelmed with everything that I had just read, multi tasking, hyper attention and so much more. She argues the impacts on technology in the classroom.

My experience growing up in first a public school, being homeschooled, moving to a private school and then back again to public school, I have seen multiple different policies in act and been in a plethora of atmospheres to accommodate this.

In my public school the first round, I was in kindergarten and first grade, so there was a no gum policy but that was about it.

When my mother pulled me out and in to homeschooling, I saw a different ideals for media and technology. Our rule at home was no recreational use of our electronics unless we were all done with our work. If we did use them before, they…

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