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Hello! My name is Savannah Cole. I am a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am majoring in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. This is my first year at UNC. I transferred from Randolph Community College where I earned an Associate of Arts degree. I plan to graduate in the Spring of 2021 with my Bachelor’s degree. After graduation, I hope to work for a news station as a news reporter and eventually as a news anchor. I love the Hussman School of Journalism and Media because I learn new skills every day that will help me become a great journalist. What inspired me to become a journalist was the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Once I started researching the journalism career, I fell in love with the profession. There are so many job opportunities in the journalism field. I think it is extremely important to give a voice to the voiceless. I hope that one day I can make a difference in the world and help others.
While in journalism school, I have taken classes that have taught me many skills and techniques. I have learned Abobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Audition, HTML, CSS, and WordPress. I have found that I really enjoy making videos and telling stories. I hope to continue to tell stories through videos in my career. I also really enjoy taking photographs. I love journalism because I am able to tell not only my story, but other people’s stories as well. I’m able to give a voice to the voiceless and share their stories all around the world through different media platforms. While in school, I hope to gain more skills that help me tell stories effectively.
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My goal is to become a successful news anchor. I’m in a school club called Carolina Now. It is a live two and a half minute show that broadcasts Monday-Thursday. I joined in January 2020. I anchor once a week. Although I’ve only anchored three times, I have found myself becoming more confident and improving with every show. In Carolina now I have learned more than just anchoring. I have learned the roles of producing, audio, teleprompter, and more. The first time I anchored I was extremely nervous but I love doing it and hope to continue to improve and grow.
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