Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Final Project

Aaron Wright, an entertainment writer for the Norman Transcript, describes a day in the life of a reporter. You will hear her talk about her daily schedule and the impromptu life that her career requires her to lead. While I was interviewing her, she told me that to do her job, you need to be able to do more than just write. For example, uploading videos is a part of her job that she is required to do everyday. Debra Parker, Aaron's editor, says that Aaron is so successful because she is eager to take on assignments and she has the communication skills that allow people to feel comfortable while talking with her. After talking to Wright and Parker, I realized all the different skill sets a journalist needs to be a success.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


As a freshman I had no idea what UOSA stood for let alone what they actually do. It wasn't until recently that I found out UOSA (or University of Oklahoma Student Association) is actually our student government. The UOSA branch you should be most informed on is the Undergraduate Student Congress. There are seven different branches within the Undergraduate Student Congress, which include:
  • Academic Affairs
  • External Affairs
  • Problems and Projects
  • Congressional Administration
  • Ways and Means
  • Public Relations
  • Executive
If you're interested in getting involved it's easy to get started. Anyone is welcome to a committees meetings. Pick which one you're most interested in and go for it. If you have a few problems you want fixed at OU, then the Problems and Projects committee is the right pick for you. Or, if you have an idea you want to get out there you can e-mail uosapres@ou.edu to make yourself heard.