Critique Digital Media. How have you benefited from this class? What did you enjoy most? What changes would you suggest for future classes?
From one of my first blog posts, I wrote that I took this class for my literary magazine and this still hold true. But I’ve gotten an infinite amount of wealth I never expected as a little bonus. I’ve learned about all the things I though I had appreciated. Through reading magazines, downloading fun fonts, and looking at a website to see if it’s a cheap company- I thought I understood all the elements of entertainment (writing and pictures that is). Now, I know the difference between fonts, what looks best, and how to manipulate them. I know why I like certain magazine pages, how to design them, and what balance in design is. I’ve learned the science and art of white space, contrast, and color coordination.
This class has also given me a sense of who a journalist is, and their job description. It’s something I always thought was cool since I was a little chickadee watching Gilmore Girls. Rory was smart, fashionable, lovable- and she was becoming a journalist. Perfect.
Not only have I been exposed to a career of writing, but a career of graphic design. I’ve started to get a “designer’s eye”, and who knows if that will develop into anything.
Another set of extremely valuable lessons I’ve learned from Digital Media are journalism laws. Interviewing, tape recording, freedom of speech- all of these things that make our country but we never truly think about.
For future classes, I haven’t much to say. I have absolutely loved this class- the people, and the assignments. Possibly more check in dates for big projects but I think the workdays pretty much built those in there anyway. And to be honest, in the real world, no one is going to be checking you every step of the way for you to get a job done.
Mrs. Huddleston, thank you so much for creating such an unique opportunity. Your class was constantly intriguing, and valuable beyond measure. It’s been a haven to have a small relaxed class once a day, and your organization and predictability always gave me a sense of stability. You’re a wonderful teacher, and I’ll miss having your class.
Rachel, Kory and Henry- rock on yearbookers, rock on.