This is also a DMS course right? OK, good. It’s too late for drop/add anyway.
I’ll be honest here, I don’t write stories, articles, books, or anything really that interesting (although I would love to. Why I signed up!), but I wrote this blog and I wrote up some homework last night, and that’s progress. I never wanted to be a journalist, but if journalism is just the art of capturing behavior, then I’m a full blown nutcase for journalsim. If you believe Stephen Glass (I have a hard time with doing so), then everyone is a journalist. I believe being a student of art, this couldn’t be wiser.
Catching people in behavior is what intrigues me as an artist. Being a student of both Film and Photography here at UB, most of my work comes from just that, people in their element. Journalism and Digital Media Study go perfectly hand in hand, like Obama and Kenya, (kidding of course).
“How could you make up characters of everyone you wrote about had to be photographed?”. Media gives credibility to journalism. The internet would be boring and desolate place without photographs, images, and video to give reality to a computer screen. Television broadcasting pieces would have also never existed without media to show events happening live or have happened.
“And you know what, those kinds of pieces can win Pulizer’s too.” – quote from Shattered Glass.