This is the third portfolio of the semester and unfortunately I have been unfashionably late on the readings. With that being said, I think this portfolio will show my willingness to get what needs to be done within a short amount of time.
One post I feel went into enough detail for this category was my post on social media platforms. Here I went into detail about how social media and news corporation coincide with each other.
Even though this post did not go into a great amount of detail, I feel my post on news and information fits into depth. Here for this post I feel I gave enough detail to reflect upon the role of news and information.
A post that best fits this category would be the New Media Future 3 of 4 post. Here I was able to find an article that I felt was relevant to the topic in the textbook. I am not too comfortable with data and statistics so for me this was risky.
Here in this post about how newspapers are funded, I was able to relate what I know about the Setonian’s process of collecting ads. This is my first semester as an editor and I am still not all that familiar with the idea so for me I considered this as a risk.
The post that best fits this slot is my New Media Future 3 of 4 post. Here I was able to take an article from online and apply it to the textbook concept on why data-journalists and storytelling will not disappear.
Another post where I applied something relevant to the textbook was my post on my online editor position. Here I was able to describe the process I take in which generates traffic to the Setonian website.
The post I decided to put here did not generate any discussions because of the timeliness but I feel they are worth talking about in class.
Since we live in an era where social media is very prominent in our daily lives I chose my post on social media platforms to fit into this category for a future discussion.
Another post that would be worth discussing is the post on fact checking. This is an important topic journalists and students should keep in mind and I feel this would be beneficial to bring up.
A post I got done just to get it done was the post on how newspapers are funded. For this post, I did not go into detail but this also fits into a risk because of the unfamiliarity of the topic.
Another post I think suits this category is the post on fact checking. Again, this post did not go into depth or tie in another source from outside this blog but I got it done just for the assignment sake.
For this portfolio unfortunately I was late on every single one of the readings. From this experience, I think one thing I can learn from this is that when I become a journalists my editor will not except articles past the deadlines. Therefore, the importance of deadlines are important with the role of journalism.
For this portfolio, I have to say I am not happy with myself. I fell behind on the readings and my portfolio suffered because of that. Although I did manage to complete a portfolio my biggest weakness was my timing. I kept putting off the blog posts and I became unaware of where I had left off in the readings. As far as the other categories go, I feel I did link some sufficient posts that meet the requirement.
Source: Portfolio 3