Getting to Know a Physical Therapist Assistant

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Helen is helping a patient strengthen her shoulders after an injury (Photo By: Nicole Damico/TU Student).

Helen is a Physical Therapist Assistant. She works with young and old patients helping them recover after injuries. She also teaches people how to prevent future injuries. In this video we learn a little about Helen and why she first wanted to be in the profession.

 

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Jenn Ragusa is a student at Towson University and was interviewed about her life and future plans (Taken By: Nicole Damico/TU student).

To learn some interesting things about Jenn Ragusa I sat down with her and asked her to tell me a little about herself. She told me about some of her interests, hobbies and what she plans to do in the future.

The Causes and Effects of Human Ignorance

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Pennsylvania State Professor of Philosophy shares his work on human ignorance at the 2017 Ian Moor Memorial Lecture at Towson University (Photo By: Nicole Damico.)

A Pennsylvania State Professor of Philosophy spoke the problems of racism and slavery and the aftermath of the institutions in his speech about white ignorance at Towson University Wednesday night. Read more

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I chose this photo of a storm coming through because it shows depth and I believe it has an interesting viewpoint. Your eyes are drawn to the island towards the center of the picture, but the storm clouds and small opening of sunlight in the distance also draw attention.¬†IMG_0723.JPGI chose this picture of the tiger in front of Stephen’s Hall because of the angle it is at. I like how up close the photo is. I think it draws your eye right to the tiger. The photo also crops out the background that is not supposed to be the main focus of the picture, making it obvious that the eye is supposed to go right to the tiger.IMG_2075.jpg

I chose this portrait because I think your eyes are drawn right to my face. I do not blend into the background at all which could detract from the picture. The photo also, like the tiger picture above uses cropping so there is no unnecessary background to draw focus away from my face.

Journalists and Social Media

40% of journalists say that social media is an important part of their work.

Andrea Peterson wrote an article for The Washington Post about journalists use of social media to collect and report news.

Peterson wrote that a study from Indiana University surveying 1,080 journalists online shows the increase of use of social media for journalists in the past few years. Some of these journalists said they spend between 30 and 60 minutes everyday on social media to not only collect news and report it, but to also see what their competitors are reporting about. The most common type of social media used by journalists was microblogs such as twitter. Many of the journalists said that social media was not only a way to report news quicker, it was also a way to self-promote.

I agree with this article completely. I believe journalists now-a-days are using social media as much as they can to collect and report news. I believe it is a good way for them to know their audience and get their work out their quickly. I also agree that many journalists use social medias like twitter the most to report their stories because it is quick and efficient

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2014/05/06/three-charts-that-explain-how-u-s-journalists-use-social-media/?utm_term=.b4131b7341c5

First Blog Post

Hi,

My name is Nicole Damico. I am a sophomore at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. When I am not in school I live at home with my parents and two brothers in northern New Jersey. I am a mass communications major with a track in journalism and media. I also am apart of the Towson University dance team. I am hoping to one day become part of a production team for a big news company, but I would also like to keep dancing in my future. In my free time, when I am not in school or dancing, I like to draw and paint. I am also a big sports fan, but especially enjoy baseball. I also love animals and hope to travel around the world one day to see many different animals. This is day one of my blog and I am excited for you to read more.