For my concluding project in Online Journalism, we did a Soundslides project by ourselves. Learning all the audio editing, photography rules, and writing on blogs this semester showed in this last project. I feel like I have learned so much about journalism and the way it is changing toward the internet. I have loved every minute of it. I hope that I did well on this project and made every detail count.
My Soundslides project is on the Student Activities Council here at the University of Wyoming.
The Student Activities Council, or SAC, is the one group on campus that brings something for students every Wednesday that’s free. The University of Wyoming is not as ‘uncultured’ as outsiders may think. Each week a band, speaker, comedian, and activity come to give the students something to do.
The significance in this story is the assumption that UW has nothing to offer the students. Even though Laramie is not a big busy city or have a large student size, the variety of things the group can bring is impressive. For students to say there is nothing to do, they need look no further than SAC.
The event was the last Wednesday of the semester, and SAC brought the band Meniskus from Boulder, Colorado.
SAC Student Programmer Jordan Evans, Graduate Assistant for SAC Stephanie Long as well as two students at the event I went to were the interviewees. They were all fun and engaging people, and the story was a great to show someone who had never heard of SAC before what it was about.
Working alone on this project for me was well worth the extra effort. I felt that I knew what I wanted, and could edit and work on every little detail with precision. It was tough not knowing how good/bad it was without another person there to critique me. I definitely felt like a journalist for this assignment because of the independence.
I do wish that I would have gotten more pictures of the SAC group instead of the event. It was tough because it was the end of the semester and things were winding down; it left me without options to see them outside of the event that night.
Overall I loved the connections during the interviews and the feeling I got from being present at a student group. SAC wants to include this Soundslides on their Facebook, and I hope that I can. Promoting campus groups and at the same time learing to be a journalist was the best part of the project. On to the next semester, and hopefully my dream will stay the same.