For my Publishing in the Information Age class at Pitt, I decided to create a word cloud to coincide with my final project.
I asked journalists, editors, writers and classmates around campus to describe the future of journalism in one word. This is what I got:
This is a funny site that one of the editors at the Pitt News found: Overheard In the Newsroom
A few of my favorites…
Editor to young Intern: “We’re short on news today. I want you to go down Main Street and if more than 3 homeless people ask you for money, write something on the homelessness issue in this city.”
Reporter responding to e-mail announcing an upcoming technology upgrade: “Good, we’re only six years behind now.
Editor: “Did you see this? A breast-feeding mother fell asleep and smothered her 4-year-old child.”
Photographer: “That’s how I want to go.”
Just so everybody knows, I’m working on a project as my final assignment for my Publishing in the Information Age class at Pitt. It will include some cool multimedia, audio and graphics.
If you’d like to help out, e-mail me one word that you feel describes the future of journalism. Your response will be published on this blog, but it will not be associated with you. I know that might not make sense, but basically if you e-mail that one word, you’ll help me out.
So, to get a little personal, I applied for this internship a month or two ago with the Pittsburgh Penguins. If selected, I would write feature stories for the team’s website and gameday programs. It could’ve been one of the best internships for me, especially if you know how big of a hockey and Pittsburgh Penguins fan I am.
But it happens. Oh well.
Now, I have to find a solid internship for the spring.
I’m positive others have heard “no” from an internship, just wondering what they did after.
P.S. If you know of any place looking for a qualified intern, send them my way or let me know.