Who should I follow online (twitter and RSS), and why? [can include classmates]
Twitter is an important aspect of modern journalism, and therefore can be used as a tool, not only to connect with other people but to also keep up with news and current affairs.
People who might be useful to follow on twitter in my area of interest include:
- staff from journalism faculties at universities throughout Australia.
- students studying journalism at university
- journalism careers online
My area of interest is giving Journalism students information about courses, jobs and the industry.
Information is readily available for journalists and people wanting to study journalism. The J-School website has information about studying Journalism, it also has a list of institutions in Australia that offer the course.
Another website offers…
Australian universities, those that offer Journalism, have websites which offer descriptions of their courses for prospective students. Often, on their own Moodle sites, the universities will have a jobs board or forums for students.
The LinkdIn website offers people from all careers a chance to connect with each other by posting a short profile about themselves
I am interested in creating a networking medium for Journalism students – let’s call them pre-graduates (coined by me, meaning undergraduate undertaking their final year of study) – to be used as a tool in order to get jobs in the industry when they graduate.
It would be interesting to see how exclusive I could make the site, for example, for Australian university graduates in Journalism /Communications only.
The site would be free to join, and the pre-grads would have to create a portfolio marketing themselves for work in the media industry.
This is particularly interesting to me as I am part of the executive committee for the UC Press Club, where we involve students in networking events to help them create contacts in Canberra. And as clichéd as it sounds, it’s not who you know…
Obviously this is a niche market, specifically designed for pre-graduates, so they will be my target audience. Eventually, I would like to propose this model to a company who already has the infrastructure to support something like this, but research into that will come…