Welcome!

Hello everyone!

My name is Eva Buchman, and I am a second year graduate student pursuing my MSJ at West Virginia University in the P.I. Reed School of Journalism. I graduated from WVU in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in television journalism.

Martin Hall, home of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism.

Martin Hall, home of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism.

I am an avid sports fan, and I currently work with the Mountaineer Sports Network, as well as hold a job as a new media graduate assistant in the Athletic Department. I work specifically with the online content posted for all WVU sports, as well as shoot and edit video, write feature stories and update the website.

My heart lies with sports, and I hope to continue my work in sports television graduation upon graduation. I am originally from a suburb of Washington, D.C., but have called Martinsburg, W.Va., home for the last several years.

TV is constantly changing; the learning never stops. In my line of work, I have especially noticed that social media platforms, such as twitter and facebook have made it easier for television consumers to have their voices heard and express what is important news to them. This opens a line of communication with working professionals within television, as it allows both groups of people to represent a community.

We’ve all heard it before- “it takes a village…” and television and the internet have taken on a life of their own. With this blog, I’ll discuss the increase in technology and how that allows “average” citizens to be more involved in the news gathering and reporting process, as well as look at some good and (some) bad examples to get your opinion!

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