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Mediapalooza: Is the College of Media right for you?

A very tired Shalayne Pulia and I pose for a picture as Mediapalooza attendees blog about their experiences.  Photo credit: Jean McDonald

A very tired Shalayne Pulia and I pose for a picture as Mediapalooza attendees blog about their experiences.
Photo credit: Jean McDonald

On March 15, 2014, the University of Illinois College of Media hosted its fifth annual immersive open house, Mediapalooza. The event, which is geared toward high school seniors, boasted 85 registered families, the largest number since its creation in 2010.

Because prospective students must commit to a college by May 1, Mediapalooza aims to recruit attendees before that deadline, showing them what being a Media student at Illinois might be like.

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Assignment 1

For Assignment 1, I did not encounter any major issues. I used this as a learning experience and played with a few different settings on the camera. I really wanted to take pictures of things outside, but it was too cold for me to go out. I decided to find a few things in my apartment that I thought would appear nice in pictures. IMG_6277

Ah, What a Learning Experience

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Here’s a detailed summary chronicling my journalism 410 experience; an experience that transformed from struggle to success. 

Okay, I will be the first to admit that I am the last thing from technology savvy (I am a news-ed major after all) and before this class I may have even been technological challenged. I am admittedly one of those people who pick up a device and completely ignore the instructions that come along with it, but I am more than aware that multimedia is growing more and more significant and prominent. Taking 410 has honestly been one of the most rewarding classes I have taken at U of I and I am thankful that I can continue to use the knowledge I’ve gained to further propel my journalism experience and personal creativity.

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