Wednesday, February 7, 2007

USF Digital Journalism Really is Blogtastic

My name is Michael Vick (no, not that Michael Vick, a better one), and I am a member of the Digital Journalism class. I am a senior Political Science major and a Journalism minor at the University of San Francisco.

First, I want to say that this class is awesome. Professor Silver is so hilarious and enthusiastic, and he really knows a lot about this emerging field. It's only the start of the third week, and we have already learned about blogging and tagging, read some amazing material in Dan Gilmor's book We the Media, and posted scores of pictures on Flickr.

I also want to give a big thanks to my classmates for pushing me to take risks. My candid shots of people eating and socializing on campus are nice, but they pale in comparison to the shots Eva got by hopping the fence in the wee hours of the morning to get shots of Campion Hall while it's still being remodeled. I am also impressed that Sam and Eva climbed the ROTC wall when we took the pictures of their recruitment efforts a few days ago. I don't want to merely single them out, because everyone's projects were really amazing. They do deserve a little special attention, though.

I'm really looking forward to our Google maps project, and I can't wait to do work on YouTube. I also hope we'll get to do something with Wikipedia, because I love that site.

That's it for now. Thanks, Professor Silver. I'll see you all on Monday.

1 comment:

david silver said...

hey, thanks for posting!

i too am really excited about the class - so far, we've created a very open and collaborative classroom environment where people share ideas and aren't afraid to, as you say, take risks!

plus, considering what all of you have already created in week three, i can only imagine how interesting the rest of the semester will be.