In the thoughtful words of Miley Cyrus, “In the end we’d be laughing, watching the sunset fade to black, show the names, play the happy song, yeah.” The picture of myself paddling into the sunset at the top of my blog is finally relevant. The only difference is, this is the end of this journalism course and I don’t see any sunsets. I’ve truly enjoyed this course and I’m sad to say that this is my last blog post.
That being said, there are a number of takeaways I’ve internalized as a result from my learning this semester. The biggest is an anticipation for the future. There ‘s so much to come in the years to come with journalism. There is so much room for growth, change, and new ideas. While this is exciting, whatever is to come in the future will definitely be ground breaking and change the way journalism operates as we know it.
As a result from this class, my decision to be a journalism major has been solidified. I like everything about this class especially the random Youtube videos, Buzzfeed quests, conversations about Snapchat, etc. It’s so refreshing to have classes that deal with topics revolving directly around our generation. And it doesn’t stop there. The youth generations of today are already facing very different issues that their parents couldn’t even imagine 20 years ago.
The fate of journalism is unknown; the future is coming. I’m confident that the Journalism, Media, and Computing Department at Creighton will continue to prepare it’s students for what lies ahead.