Welcome to Journalism 101: Introduction to Mass Media or what will become known from now on as the Experience Makers class. You are a special group of students who have selected to enroll in the very first journalism course offered at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Thus you are starting a journey of a lifetime. This course is going to help you make one of two choices: Either this journalism profession that I define as the profession of “searching for trouble” will possess you, or you will find out, quick and soon, that the journalism profession is not for you. I am betting on the first.
It used to be that journalism was a profession of content making. It still is, but that is no longer enough. Journalist now are experience makers. Everyone can tell you what happened, but only a journalist can tell how what happened will impact and affect you. You are the one who will add the “What is in it for Me” to our old trusted six friends “What, When, Where, Who, Why and How!”
So, buckle up and get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Welcome to Journalism 101 at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. You can always reach me via e mail 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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