On the Staff of Owl Media
Article by Sophia McCoy | Owl Staff
Owl Media’s Spring 2023 Staff
Signing up for Multimedia Journalism (MC 208) during the 2023 spring semester was a great start to my experience with Owl Media. The classroom environment was immediately inviting and kind, and Professor Claudia Brown is a great professor/leader for staffers! Being in this class and on staff has helped me make new friends, learn new skills, and come out of my shell.
Over the course of these 15 weeks, I’ve met all kinds of artists on staff. I’ve met amazing editors, videographers, graphic designers and just overall passionate writers that care about what they produce. You can really feel the passion when it comes to production on the website- nothing but quality is put out and Claudia makes sure of that!
Owl Media is meant to spread a positive impact on the world, and having such a passionate staff filled with alumni and current students makes it clear that’s their goal. Any time I’ve felt confused or in need of help, there’s always been someone to help me.
Whether it’s help from our editor in chief, our technical advisor, our professor, or even alumni I always get my questions answered. You’ll never feel left out of the loop when you’re involved with the journalism staff; you’ll be able to pursue your passion within the artistry of journalism with massive support behind you.
Creativity is heavily encouraged in Owl Media; we’re always collaborating and coming up with new plans and ideas to bounce off each other to come up with a great plan. The feedback you get is always helpful, and will help you get further within your talent. Anytime I’ve received a critique, it’s been valid and genuine criticism that helps me get to my best potential on whatever project I’m working on.
Overall If you need a reason to join Owl Media that I haven’t mentioned already, join because it’s fun. It’s fun to work on something influential with a group of people that are very easy to get along with. It’s great being able to laugh at the bloopers after a shoot, or when Claudia makes us retake our staff photos 20 times.
Simple small things like this are what really make the staff. While working on something as important as Owl Media, there’s always fun to be had within the collaborative space.