Welcome to my blog. My name is Celia and I’m a journalism student at Drake University. I’m majoring in News and am currently learning the how to navigate the digital media world. I’ve created this blog to be a digital portfolio of some writing I have been doing.
I’ve been fascinated with storytelling since I was a little kid, as well as the various formats that exist today that can tell stories. Our technological developments have opened up a new world of storytelling – say what you will about the Internet, but you can’t deny that it’s a useful tool.
I’ve been writing stories for Drake’s newspaper, The Times-Delphic, for about two years now. I’ve written news stories as well as commentary pieces. Last year I became the Commentary editor for the newspaper. This means that I decide what topics will be written/published every week, I proofread and edit them and then design the pages to fit in with the rest of the paper. It’s something I’ve enjoyed immensely, and has given me some great experience before I head into the professional field – I didn’t have the opportunity to work on a newspaper staff in high school, so it’s been nice to finally experience being a part of the field I love so much, no matter how small.
While my major is in News, I am also earning a concentration in Film Studies. My family introduced me to the film world early in my life, and that has had a massive influence on me. While news journalism may be my professional passion, studying/critiquing film(s) is my professional hobby. I enjoy writing film reviews in my free time, and have had them published in my school paper as well.
Someday I’d like to work in a real newsroom, and do my part to keep the public well-informed so they can make the best decisions possible. I would also like to be a film critic someday.
Here’s some links to find me –
Times-Delphic profile: CELIA BROCKER