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Windsor Beacon

73. Northern Colorado woman convicted for hash oil explosion
Oct. 2, 2014

72. Windsor looks into crosswalk placement
Sept. 29, 2014

71. Coroner identifies Windsor man who drowned Sunday
Sept. 29, 2014

70. Sex offender found guilty in assaults of 2 Greeley boys
Sept. 29, 2014

69. Man drowns in lake near Windsor
Sept. 29, 2014

68. Fort Collins shooting sends teen to hospital
Sept. 29, 2014

67. Windsor library changes weapons policy
Sept. 27, 2014

66. Crash on U.S. 34 sends two to MCR
Sept. 27, 2014

65. Windsor youth group members traveling to Haiti
Sept. 26, 2014

64. Oil company, Windsor at odds over planned drilling site
Sept. 26, 2014

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The Coloradoan

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30. 37 years of family ties with international students
Aug. 2, 2014

29. Wellington woman identified after fatal ATV crash
July 6, 2014

28. The deadly allure of Longs Peak
July 6, 2014

27. Fort Collins proposes tightening cigarette ban ★ (Front Page)
July 2, 2014

26. More free hepatitis A shots available in Fort Collins
July 1, 2014

25. Larimer County administers hundreds of hepatitis A shots ★ (Front Page)
June 30, 2014

24. Fort Collins gas prices rise before July Fourth weekend
June 30, 2014

23. Rescuers aid injured man on Thatchtop Mountain in RMNP
June 30, 2014

22. Tuber rescued from Poudre near Overland Trail
June 29, 2014

21. Colorado Stare University presents 3D Printing Day
June 26, 2014

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I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS

1. Boulder Voters Face Competing Ballot Measures on Municipal Electric Company
Oct. 31, 2013

2. Boulder Voters Favor Their Own Electric Company, Reject Xcel Measure
Nov. 7, 2013

3. Flood Impacted Communities Should Explore ‘Good Recovery’
Nov. 19, 2013

4. School psychologists on the Rise, but so are Behavioral Problems
Dec. 2, 2013

5. Food Stamp Assistance in Colorado has Doubled Since Great Recession
Jan. 24, 2014

6. Most Americans Agree Inequality Is Growing, but Are Split on Solutions
Feb. 05, 2014

7. ‘Climate Hubs’ to Open in Seven States Including Colorado
Feb. 07, 2014

8. Fishing, Hunting Decline Slightly in State in 10-Year Study
Feb. 24, 2014

9. Americans split on the rising number of unauthorized immigrant deportations
March 05, 2014

10. POLL: Coloradans Believe Hunger Is an Issue, but Disagree on Solutions
March 13, 2014

11. Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Alert Law to Catch Hit-And-Run Drivers
March 26, 2014

12. Survey: Fort Collins-Loveland, Boulder Among Top 10 Safest Metros
April 22, 2014

Multimedia Skills Reflection

I totally get it, if I were a journalism employer I would want to hire a young college graduate who has practical knowledge. During the interview I would ask him or her, “Can you do this?” I might ask, “Can you do that?” I’d definitely question whether or not he or she could do this and that.

All that matters as a young journalist is what I can do. During internship interviews editors usually try to get an idea of just how capable I am to function in today’s media world. When they feel confident I’m not completely incompetent they might ask me what I’m interested in or even a question like “What do you think about this and that?”

I’m ready for questions that start off with “What do you think about….?” After all, being a college student and all I have taken a variety of classes that have opened my mind up to new information. The University of Colorado Boulder is great because it makes you take so many elective credits that really have nothing to do with the industry you’re going into. I can’t tell you the number of times my class on the Russian Revolution has come in handy or how often I use the information I garnered in Art History.

Even within my journalism program, 60 percent of class information is theoretical and 40 percent is learning practical skills. Furthermore, most of the classes that teach practical knowledge aren’t required. For instance, I didn’t have to take photojournalism, digital media or the data crunching class called CU News Corps.

Yeah, it’s easy to say journalism schools aren’t preparing students for the job market. But, that’s like blaming a man who teaches you about fishing, for your inability to catch a fish. I like that CU Boulder doesn’t require all student to learn multimedia skills, basics of programming, data and statistical skills and the basics of programing. These aren’t yet rudimentary knowledge all young college grads are expected to know. That makes those skills coveted. It also shows initiative that I took photojournalism and digital media. And, I fully expect to be less competitive than the student who took those classes and CU News Corps.

But, how competitive we are is not to CU Boulder’s credit or shame. Journalism students know the nature of the beast. Some of us seek opportunities to enhance our resumes like elective classes or internships. Others take their chances that the school’s curriculum which may include a couple flagship classes – like my reporting 3 class where I had to get an internship – will be enough. If I were a journalism employer I would know the difference between those two types of college grads and make the appropriate decision.