An older Millennial trying to embrace what makes her generation special.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Newfound Inspiration

This part three in a very non-scientific study in which I can see if I can learn anything online. This is not sponsored or funded by anyone. This is just pure curiosity and wanting to believe in technology. You can find part one here and part two here.

What Can One Learn Online?: A One Person Study

Part Three: Newfound Inspiration

I have finished my second journalism course online. I have discovered flaws that I will discuss later in this series. What I've learned thusfar is what news actually is, and how to find sources. I still haven't found exactly what story it is that I want to tell, but I'm sure I will get there. Right now, I kind of want to discuss Defy Media's sudden shutdown, but I just worry how long it will be relevant for. I really just want to find something I can talk about for a very long time - something I could podcast. Yes, I'm one of those Millennials. It doesn't change my love for the news.

But overall, I am feeling overall inspired. In one of the courses, they did discuss needing to use all of the mediums in this online world. It's why I've been trying to make infographs. In fact, I made one that has absolutely nothing to do with this series, but has a lot to do with me:

Don't be so excited that it's better than the one I made for Pete Davidson - I used a template this time. But learning things in my journalism MOOCs are informing how I blog now. A blog isn't necessarily news, but it does tell a story online - it also needs to make use of all of the mediums.

Even when I'm being lazy. When they're not there, I know they should be. I just made an executive decision to not.

So, while I'm still looking for that story that I want to tell, I do believe that this MOOC is preparing me with the tools I need to be able to effectively tell it.


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