J-Day Participation Benefits

There are many benefits to participating in J-Day. Students will find opportunities to ask questions of our instructors, speakers and volunteers that will offer insight into what they should expect out of their Trojan experience. Our volunteers are made up of students, and the first-hand knowledge they have could prove very valuable to those considering a degree from the Hall School.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching students how to find information and think for themselves. Independent thought is held in high regard on all TROY campuses; however, with the push toward the Multimedia Journalism platform, where each reporter is a self-contained news-gathering, editing, and delivery service, the importance of independence, an essential asset to the aspiring reporter, cannot be overstated. Newsrooms, live crews, and tech studios have downsized since the advent, acceptance, and adoption of the online news platform. Using computers and the Internet, it is now possible for one person to do the jobs of many, and the push towards this as the standard of journalism is pretty clear. By taking advantage of J-Day, motivated students gain the advantage of seeing not only how things work here, but also whether or not the fields of journalism or communication are the proper fit for them.

So, as you can see, the benefits of participation in J-Day revolve heavily around the idea of increasing the knowledge of those who attend. After all, isn’t that what journalism is all about?

Need more information?
Contact Kate Rowinsky with questions at 334-670-3583 or krowinsky@troy.edu.
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