What is this Course About?
An intern is defined as a student or graduate undergoing supervised practical training. Mass media is defined as a means of public communication reaching a large audience. So, what is this course about? Basically, it’s about getting real world experience in the field of mass communication. Media such as the newspaper or television and radio are used to get information out to an extraordinary large amount of people at one time. Millions of people watch television everyday, especially the news at five and six o’clock after they get home from work. In their vehicles, they listen to news radio and talk radio. But mass communication doesn’t stop there. It also comes in the form of general entertainment. Movies, games, magazines, and tabloids all serve the same purpose.
What the intended affect of this course is to get someone who wants a job in this field a chance to see what really goes on behind the scenes. The things that happen off camera to create a form of entertainment, or the process of how radio programs are created before they are broadcast, and while they are being broadcast. Tons of time and effort are needed by numerous amounts of individuals to make each of these forms of communication effective. Shows have to be written, news stories have to be recorded and sent in to the newsroom by reporters in the field, and put into a teleprompter for the anchors to read. Music and graphics are created and used over and over to create the stunning visual effects for movies, and so on.
In order for someone to have success in this field for their entire career, they have to know what they are doing. But a college degree in graphic design or journalism isn’t enough. The skills that are learned also have to be applied extremely well. Not only do they have to be applied well, the skills have to be applied in a certain way, depending on what form of media a person chooses to enter. So how does one find out...