Today was my first day of university, such a scary but exciting day! Finally I feel like I am studying something that I really want to, I now feel as though I have more of a purpose in life – which is a satisfying feeling. I felt very privileged and lucky to be sitting in my first ever Journalism lecture this afternoon, as I know that so many people throughout the world would never get this opportunity.
In this afternoons lecture Dr Redman gave an overall introduction to JOUR1111, explaining upcoming assessment, the course context and profile, and what we should expect in Introduction to Journalism and Communication. Dr Redman also took us through some inspiring quotes about journalists and by journalists. I found this one particularly inspiring:
'Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.'
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
After the lecture today I felt a little bit less lost in this huge world of the University of Queensland, Dr Redman seems very helpful. I am scared but more importantly excited for what is to come throughout the semester!