It is great to have access to so many sites currently writing about the what I need to do to break into and survive in the field of journalism. I can read countless posts on photojournalism and how to start my multimedia kit, my audio kit and my lighting kit. There are sites that point me to how to start learning Flash, where to begin in multimedia, how to compress video for podcasts and for the web, the basics on shooting video, what programs to use for audio editing and what a multimedia producer might need to know. Heck, I can even learn how to build my own planner to keep track of all the things I need to learn how to do.
At times though, it all feels overwhelming. I can’t learn half of this stuff at school and expect to graduate in a timely fashion, and the other half isn’t taught yet. Not only do I want to do it all, but I feel like I need to do it all. Where do I start? I guess with that planner.