Hi! I’m Ryan and this is my blog for Multimedia Storytelling. I’m a sophomore here at Brandeis. I write for the News section of the Brandeis Hoot and have joined this class in order to get a better understanding of all the different parts of what goes into the news and reporting. I am interested in learning a new skill set which I can apply to my experience in Journalism.
For the most part my interests in Journalism are mostly in news writing. I think it is important that the news is reported properly as it informs the citizens and wrong or misleading information can mislead citizens. Outside of news writing, though, I have interests in soccer, swimming, and the arts. Therefore, I might at times move my journalistic interests towards sports or the arts.
My main idea for an on-campus story right now is the castle. I know that the castle is going to be taken down soon but I feel that there are still a lot of questions surrounding the process of how this going to be done and where students will be moved. I also, though, have been thinking about the event that took place last year, Ford Hall 2015. This is probably a more interesting thing to think about, in terms of multimedia, as there is more visible action to be captured happening in this than in the castle. I expect there will be continued rallies and events after last years Ford Hall 2015 sit-in and I am interested to see how things will advance.
As for an off-campus story, I am really interested in exploring climate change and the effects on the local area. I come from rural Vermont where everything is pretty green so being in and around a city as big as Boston is often a surprise and I feel that I often recognize things (such as litter or visible pollution) which others may not. I often wonder what kind of effects the city has on the local environment and what can be done to protect the environment.