Inspiration post journalism day , Amanda

October 26, 2014 |  by  |  Inspiration, Inspiration, Inspiration

On Saturday I attended an event at Newhouse regarding how journalist can best use Social media in their careers.  The panel of news professionals discussed the dos and don`t on what to put on your social media site.  They discussed twitter and Facebook and how building a brand for yourself over social media is key when pursuing a career in journalism. They also discussed how taking videos on your phone when reporting could give you an edge up on breaking the story first. For example one of the reporters on the panel took a video of Amanda Bynes on his phone as she entered the courtroom and posted it to vine the moment the video was taken. Other people used  satellite so their videos took 15 minutes to upload but because he used his phone his video was sent out immediately. His footage was the first footage seen of Amanda Bynes and it when viral. Since I am interested in entertainment news this story really stuck out to me and also it showed how social media improved his story.

This event was inspirational because it showed me how social media is not just a platform for gossip but an essential platform for news.  I was not a fan of social media but this event encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. It inspired me to create an instagram and start preparation for my career for when  I graduate. This event definitely got me thinking about my future and how I can take steps over social media to create opportunities for myself.  This event showed me a whole different perspective on social media that was more business orientated. unnamed-10