I’ve loved exploring the world of multimedia journalism over the course of this semester. I feel as though my eyes have been opened to the vast amount of creativity and imagination that can be applied online nowadays in the form of blogs, multimedia websites and many other pages on the internet.
As I’ve always been a blogger myself and I liked that a lot of the module focussed around that, allowing me to put my creative stamp on the work I was handing in, enabling me to write freely about certain topics. When looking through other ‘more famous’ blogs, I had a look at a lot of different topics but I found commercial blogs like Dooce and Go Fug Yourself interesting.
With regards to Multimedia Websites, this section of the module really fascinated me. That features like One in 8 Million are achievable online, to me, is still amazing. Even though the layout and the concept is quite simple, the technology behind it is more complicated. I loved that feature and did a little review of it. I’ve showed many members of my family and some of my friends too by sharing the site over email.
The amount of opportunity in the world of online journalism is vast for any budding journalist, and learning about all the different aspects, and the ways in which you can leave your virtual footprint online has really excited me. In a world were people keep telling me journalists are dying and I’m never going to get a job, multimedia journalism has made me realise that journalism is not dead, but is merely shifting to a vaster platform were more innovative ideas can be achieved.