Saturday, September 13, 2008

Welcome One and All to My Blog!

Welcome everyone one to my new blog! I have not used a blog in over a year, so pardon my rustiness. First, I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 21-year old junior at Towson University. I am currently studying Mass Communication in the Journalism and New Media Track. I enjoy doing things outdoors, especially if it is shopping at an open-air outlet center. I have an addiction to purchasing shoes. At one point, I owned over 50 pairs of shoes. I spend most of my time either at school, hanging out at home with my roomie, or at work. Currently, I work for a background-screening agency in the Baltimore area. Many of my projects include verifying employment/education histories for my company’s clients to stuffing envelopes to send reports out to the client’s applicants.

Secondly, there have been many moments in my life where I have doubted not only my abilities as a writer and editor, but also the journalism profession and the direction it is moving in. I ask myself if my name were never to be in print again, but rather on someone’s computer screen, would I still be just as happy as if it were in print. Although I love the print aspect of journalism, I cannot ignore the ever-increasing accessibility of news on the internet. I love to write and informing the public is important to me. My own ego will have to give way to things more important than me. My own background, I believe, has prepared for a career in print media. I spent two years in high school on the newspaper staff, one of which I was Editor-In-Chief. Before coming to Towson University, I spent two and a half years at Howard Community College (HCC), in Columbia, Maryland. There I earned not only my Associates Degree in Journalism but I also got a lot of valuable experience as the Editor of the newspaper (“The HCC Times”) for three semesters.

Finally, I would like to welcome you once again to my blog. I hope my posts will stimulate readers to leave comments. I welcome any constructive criticism of my works. I look forward to reading everyone’s blogs throughout the semester as we all come from different perspectives and show them best when we write. I wish you all good luck.

Amber : )

1 comment:

DanielGross said...

Very Crisp picture. Was this taken at an Orioles game by chance?