Hello my name is Charles Richardson and I am a senior at WVU’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism and I am from a town called Pennsauken located in New Jersey. I initially fell in love with journalism when I wrote for my high school’s newspaper during my sophomore year.
I previously worked as a news staffer at the campus radio station, WWVU-FM, which is commonly referred to as U92. At U92 I wrote, produced and broadcasted live news story as well as put together news packages. I also worked for WVU Her Campus as a staff writer. Every week I was responsible for producing an article that pertained to events or issues occurring on the West Virginia University campus.
I hope one day that I will be a television news producer for a major network. Working behind the scenes in the control room or the editing room is exciting. Putting together a television or radio production for many people is something that I will take great pride and joy in. In addition I would like to work for a news network that is located in New York City. I would love to work in any major city, but New York City is my number one destination for my career.
I am starting a new blog here on WordPress that will discuss how social media has given more power to the people in regards to the news and breaking events. I also want to explore how, if at all possible, if the perception of a journalist has changed since the rise of social media. Certain aspects like how fast a story is published versus whether the story is accurate is one of the many things I would like to cover.