Students produce lots of media for finals

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Zachary Kapanoske, a Sophomore at Salisbury University, films b-roll from the water. He says he prefers using his SLR camera to film, due to it’s high resolution captures.

Students at Salisbury University have been working hard on a variety of projects during the last few weeks of the semester.

The men and women of SU’s communications classes have produced documentaries, news pieces, and more media works during the fall semester. Among them are the students of Mike Camillo’s Video Field Production class.

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Students at SU work on projects as pert of internships. Shane Yeager, a media production student, sets up equipment with his partner.

Erica Winter, one of Camillo’s students, produced a silent dramatic film for her final project.\

“It was so much work, but we had a lot of fun making it,” said Winter. “We were able to work zombies into a relationship drama.”

Jake Swinney, a media production student, produced a music video for the end-of-year project. See the video and podcast of his work.

Many students dealt with the stress of finals in different ways. Tal Carmel, a junior Communication Arts student at Salisbury, says she took everything in stride.

“I did the work as it came to me,” said Carmel. “I know a lot of people like to procrastinate, but I’m done already, so I can relax.”

Salisbury’s fall semester ends on the 14th of December. Student media projects continue to impress across campus.

Check out more on storify.

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Reed Delisle, an SU Junior, produced a featurette film this semester. With the help of other students, he hopes to improve his portfolio.

Citizen Journalism: Good or Not?

  1. Students in a mobile journalism class at Salisbury University formed a panel to discuss the merits and shortcomings of citizen journalsim.
  2. MaggieRoundy
    Journalists have been labeled the 4th estate of the government. While bloggers have now been named the 5th estate #CMAT490
  3. Bdavis12
    Journalists are the gatekeepers of news, they give you the information for you to determine the truth from your own perspective #cmat490
  4. pablotalk
    “Sometimes citizen journalists can create hysteria because their information isn’t true” Megan Brown #cmat490
  5. Some of the panel believed citizen journalists to be less credible than their professional counterparts.
  6. ginaingrao
    Megan thinks there should be a distinction between a professional journalist and a citizen journalist for credibility #cmat490
  7. xxssaammm
    #cmat490 the talk of citizen journalism reminds @camegerton of wikipedia
  8. DaveTheBruce
    Jimmy says professionals will always be there to confirm or deny reports. Are citizens unreliable? #cmat490
  9. Others found the existence of opinions in journalism refreshing.
  10. camegerton
    #cmat490 Sam makes a great point, as humans we are emotional creatures, it’s hard not to take negative comments personally.
  11. Mb_cmat
    Outside of the professional setting on personal accounts it is okay to give your opinion #cmat490
  12. It was generally agreed that there should be a distinction between professionals and citizen journalists.
  13. ACMBcmat
    Megan believes a professional has a standard allowing them b the source with facts in community journalism keepn stories straight #cmat490
  14. Jimmy_Saah
    Sam says writers for the bigger papers are more likely to be in the public eye because they amount of people their articles reach #cmat490
  15. The question of reliability in citizen journalism remains, but it was agreed that professional journalism has changed because of it.

Citizen Journalism: Good or Not?

  1. Students in a mobile journalism class at Salisbury University formed a panel to discuss the merits and shortcomings of citizen journalsim.
  2. MaggieRoundy
    Journalists have been labeled the 4th estate of the government. While bloggers have now been named the 5th estate #CMAT490
  3. Bdavis12
    Journalists are the gatekeepers of news, they give you the information for you to determine the truth from your own perspective #cmat490
  4. pablotalk
    “Sometimes citizen journalists can create hysteria because their information isn’t true” Megan Brown #cmat490
  5. Some of the panel believed citizen journalists to be less credible than their professional counterparts.
  6. ginaingrao
    Megan thinks there should be a distinction between a professional journalist and a citizen journalist for credibility #cmat490
  7. xxssaammm
    #cmat490 the talk of citizen journalism reminds @camegerton of wikipedia
  8. DaveTheBruce
    Jimmy says professionals will always be there to confirm or deny reports. Are citizens unreliable? #cmat490
  9. Others found the existence of opinions in journalism refreshing.
  10. camegerton
    #cmat490 Sam makes a great point, as humans we are emotional creatures, it’s hard not to take negative comments personally.
  11. Mb_cmat
    Outside of the professional setting on personal accounts it is okay to give your opinion #cmat490
  12. It was generally agreed that there should be a distinction between professionals and citizen journalists.
  13. ACMBcmat
    Megan believes a professional has a standard allowing them b the source with facts in community journalism keepn stories straight #cmat490
  14. Jimmy_Saah
    Sam says writers for the bigger papers are more likely to be in the public eye because they amount of people their articles reach #cmat490
  15. The question of reliability in citizen journalism remains, but it was agreed that professional journalism has changed because of it.

The Future of Journalism: is Print dead?

Journalism’s future has been in question lately as the fluff pieces multiply and newspapers continue to shut down.

A panel of Salisbury University students sat down and discussed the future of print newspapers and the way we consume information. Much of the discussion can be found here:

http://storify.com/DaveTheBruce/journalism-s-future-is-print-dead?utm_source=embed_header

While news organizations have turned away from print and to the internet, many continue to suffer. This suffering means that journalism as a career is becoming less appealing.

A lack of revenue from advertising has greatly impacted the news industry. If that deficit cannot be overcome, journalists worldwide could find themselves in trouble.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-future-of-journalism/2011/04/05/AF5UxiuC_story.html

Soft news has recently become the answer to the problem. People read fluff pieces on entertainment and celebrities with more frequency than before, bringing in more money for news.

As long as organizations continue to find a way to avoid failure, there will continue to be soft news. As long as that happens, the hard news will follow.