This is my introduction entry.
My name is Linda Hoang and I am an 18 year old Journalism student from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. I recently finished my first year of J-school with a (I’m very proud to say) 3.81 GPA. I wasn’t planning on working at any newspaper this summer because after an exhausting second semester, I, like many others in the journalism program, simply wanted to take a break and relax.
Before I go on any further, I’ll stop and say that, while I am in a print-based journalism program right now, once I finish this program,
I will be going into a television broadcasting journalism stream…
.. which is ultimately where I would like to end up. The reason I chose to go into the print-based journalism program first was because I felt having background on the writing aspect of journalism would work more to my advantage, then simply going straight into a 2-year broadcasting diploma.
Now, back to the whole relaxing this summer plan…
I am a huge fan of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance. The fourth season premieres May 22nd, and I had originally planned to make weekly SYTYCD recap videos and post them on Youtube this summer as a way to build up my own video editing skills, as well as my amatuer broadcasting/hosting skills.
Then I got word of a summer student internship position…
.. at a small weekly newspaper in a town that orders my city. I decided to apply, and I ended up getting the job!
Now am still going to attempt to do my weekly SYTYCD recap videos and post them on Youtube, but it may prove a lot more difficult and time consuming now that I have this newspaper job, helping out at my parent’s family restaurant on the weekends, keeping a fansite updated, as well as keeping this blog updated.
But basically, that is the current background, you would need (or want) to know about me… for now.
I decided to start writing a blog because, just like when you go on vacation and a few months later you think back and you don’t remember at all what you did on your vacation, I didn’t want to look back on this experience and not remember what had happened. So instead of a vacation journal, this blog will be a work journal of sorts. The blog is also to help hone my writing skills.
I do not know how many people will actually read this…
.. I will be passing on links to some friends and family, but I suppose in the end, by the end of the summer, I will use this blog to look back – read back – and remember the good times and the bad times of my experiences working at a small weekly newspaper in the summer of 2008.
My next post will be a recap of my first week at the newspaper.
Welcome to A look into a young reporter’s life.