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A Shared University

Photo by Matt Degeneffe

School is out and the birds are chirping, so is there any reason for students to stay on campus during this time? As you walk around The University of Illinois you will notice all of the wildlife and natural beauty. They will also see many college students walking about. But why is that? Continue reading

Environment H.A.P.N.S. at the U of I by MyKeisha Wells

The University of Illinois (U of I) establishes several environmental aspects that attain a beautified campus, in which everyone can benefit.

Humanity 

As one walks on the U of I campus – predominantly during the summer time, it is noticable how the smiles, laughter, and vibe naturally bounce from person to person. There are students jogging, riding bikes, reading books, laying in the grass and professors engaging in light conversation with one another. This ultimately enables visitors to see and feel the humanity and compassion throughout the campus, which is appreciated.

Two gentlemen enjoying the weather on campus. Photo by MyKeisha wells

 

Photo by MyKeisha Wells

(Kelly Stauskin speaks of her experience on the environment of the campus- “every staff member and every professor that we’ve talked to have been super gracious and nice..”)

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Jack Yalowitz: Illini Leader on and off of the field — Polcyn Assignment 4

STORY: (check out my audio story right here) 

All teams have leaders, and while in most cases leaders are veterans of the team, it is a little bit different for Illinois baseball.

Jack Yalowitz is just a sophomore, but after getting valuable experience last season, he is ready to lead his team.  Continue reading

Best in the Midwest – Blanco

Introduction

I-L-L….I-N-I! Go Illini Go!

On a surprising warm afternoon, I decided to go out and shoot how great our campus is. I wanted to make a campus tour video to show each and everyone that the University of Illinois is the “Best in the Midwest”.  While I took my tour while I was in high school, it amazed me how nice our campus is. The point of this is to express how grateful I am to attend an institution like this and encourage others to apply and attend as well.

Picture of the Bell Tower on Gregory Street

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Fear and Hope in Gymnastics

Gymnast Rae Balthazor mentally prepares to begin her bar routine at the Pink Meet on Jan. 29.

Hi there! This assignment challenged me in many ways, but my biggest struggle was coming up with a story idea. I will admit, after I finished Assignment 1, I peaked ahead to look at this upcoming project. I was so excited to see another opportunity to take still photographs in a photo essay. However, when I arrived in class, I quickly learned this assignment had an additional requirement that was announced by Professor Collins.  Continue reading

Empowerment in Multimedia Reporting

headshotOn the first day of multimedia reporting, Professor Collins went around the room and asked everyone to introduce themselves. From the back row, I told the class that I was a junior majoring in agricultural communications with an emphasis on journalism. Professor Collins’ response was, “So you have no experience with this?” It was true that I had very little experience with photo, video, and audio even though I had completed the prerequisite courses. I felt I had to prove myself, so from the start, I took this course seriously.

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A Journey Through Multimedia Journalism

 

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A photo of myself.

Just signing up for this class stressed me out. I knew it would be full of projects and equipment I didn’t know how to use. I was right but it was nothing I couldn’t handle. I learned SO much, by messing up and trying again and asking for help. Asking for help is key in this class, and starting the project early. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Starting early will save you from missing an assignment or pulling an all-nighter.

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Assignment 3 Bradley – Adding Audio

I did my project on a ride on an MTD bus.

I did my project on a ride on an MTD bus.

When I walked into the classroom to add audio to my video, I had no idea it would be as difficult as it was.

I was able to compile all of my audio and insert it into premier just the way I wanted it. That was just about the only easy part of my entire experience… Continue reading

ILLINI FB: All Ears On The Quarterback Competition

This assignment really reminded me of Journalism 435, and I love it! Radio  is one of my favorite types of mediums, because it allows the audio to tell the story.

Illini Quarterback Hopeful, Reilly O'Toole

Illini Quarterback Hopeful, Reilly O’Toole

For my assignment, I did the quarterback competition, because it is probably the most talked about aspect of Spring football. I wanted people to be able to get an actual, concrete, information filled story from my audio, so I wanted great sources. I got soundbytes from the head coach, one of the quarterbacks, and a sportswriter, in order to show all aspects of the issue.

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