JournalismX in Review
Traditionally, in our last issue of the year, I like to reflect and write a year-in-review of Journalism X’s accomplishments throughout the year and this year has been quite a doozy.
Traditionally in our last issue of the year, I like to reflect and write a year-in-review of Journalism X’s accomplishments throughout the year and this year has been quite a doozy.
Many of the current events of the year revolved around teenagers, most especially in this area. Being able to comment on such a wide-reaching platform about the changing of history by students of similar age was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity everyone here is so thankful for. We also got the opportunity to report on the impacts of Hurricane Irma and response relief. Once again, we were able to expand out into our community, reporting about creative minds like visual effects specialist Jon Gress, the craftsmanship of local artisans, comic book creator Peter Smith, Disney costumer director Matthew Davidson, and Delorian creator Bruce Coulombe. We were also fortunate enough to experience the local business sector of Central Florida and are so grateful to Heller Brothers for letting us take an inside look at their business.
The Journalism X team this year with an interview subject.
While this issue marks the last of the year, it also marks the last of JournalismX’s tenure on the West Orange Times and Observer. So, if you’ll bear with me on my trip back to memory lane, I’d like to go back to when this program started 3 years ago. 4 girls walked into a backroom of Florida Film Academy’s Downtown Winter Garden location, wary of what we were signing ourselves up for. We sat with Ms. Stefanie brainstorming just what we wanted our little section of the Times would become. 3 years, 2 more girls, a boy (finally!), and a new little member on the way (yay!) and we are so grateful for the opportunity and voice this paper has given us. We are also excited to start our next chapter as a digital-platform based group on journalismx.com along with social media platforms like Facebook. Finally we’d like to thank everyone who’s stuck with us through this journey and taken the time to read our thoughts and hard work, thank you for letting us share our voice with you. We look forward to the road ahead.