To be an Experience Maker means that you need to learn all about the news media and to understand what is going on in the business that you want to call your own. The PEW Project for Excellence in Journalism publishes every year an annual report on American Journalism called The State of the News Media. The report includes all the mass media from print to broadcast to the world wide web.
The overview of the report that you can access here will help you ground yourself in the latest trends in the news media and will give you a good comparison of what is going on in each of the mediums covered in the study.
As you read the overview section, think about your own media experience. Where do you get your news? How much to you read? How much do you watch television? Do you use the internet to get the latest information? How do utilize the social networks? After reading the overview, write down your ideas and answers of the aforementioned questions in the comment section.
Experience Making Number One
One final note, this weekend I will be posting 10 pictures of different places on campus and your first experience will be to identify the places and then find out which departments do they house? More details will be on the blog on Sunday night. You will have until Thursday Sept. 2 to find the answers.
You are on your way to become an Experience Maker. Go for it.