Formulating ideas and visions into content that is engaging, it is a lot of work! For me journalism is different. My love for writing and sharing stories has always been a part of me. The beauty now is I am learning about the type of platform I want to use and the audience I want to reach in order to share. This particular course, New Media and Communication, taught me how to research an idea and narrow it down so that I can tell a story. Sometimes when your story is long and drawn out you lose the audience attention when they are reading your work. A lot of people really don’t care these days, because they rather drama-filled information than information that can possibly help them out in regard to other issues. So, in hindsight, you have to figure out what will make them care and pay attention. The breakdown of components allows you to directly indicate what you are looking to talk about and the possibility of how the information is received. I still have so much more to learn when it comes to getting my audience, maintaining their attention and presenting relevant information, but that is trial and error. As information becomes available to me I intend to use it for the purpose of intriguing my readers. Engagement is the key and I know you have to figure out why it should matter to the audience. It’s about getting the message across and using the resources and tools that we have available. When you have instruction and feedback you take the information and use it to perfect your craft. Journalism is different and it is changing fast every day. How can we as journalists stay in tune and maintain the platforms that are constantly evolving? I look forward to learning more tools to reach my audience in a fun and creative way.
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I spent many years on jobs that made a better life for my family. I realized though when life changed for me, I was in search for my purpose. Hi, my name is Shani Hannah and I am a 44-year-old wife, mother and college student in pursuit of my master’s degree. Currently I am a new media journalism major. I love to write and express my thoughts and views on certain life situations pertaining to education and the community. Recently I had the opportunity to take on a project for a not for project organization named Safe Halls to write their blogs for them. I am excited to take on this project because it gives me the opportunity to share stories on another site. As you start to evolve into your purpose things start lining up for you. My love for writing and my concern for today’s youth and education has pushed me into new opportunities. As I am starting on my early childhood journey as a teacher aide, I am delving more into the educational issues that plague our children today. Of course, I will talk about schools within my area and district as well as research outside of my community. I not only want to give my sentiments, but I want to also give direct information to keep parents informed, educators, and possibly any authoritative figures who are concerned with the learning curriculum for early childhood, PreK-12 and college students. This blog is very personal to me because I get to open up about information that a lot of people just might not pay attention to. We have to stay more grounded and involved with what’s happening because education has drastically changed even since I was a little girl. The more you know the better off you are. My hope is that you will gain insight on what is going on in the educational realm along with the community. Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts let’s talk… View all posts by Shani Hannah