It is the 9th of December and my time left here in Bulgaria is running extremely short. I have been here for exactly 106 days but it feels like I arrived at AUBG just yesterday.
I came into this class not knowing much about multimedia journalism or what it was all about, and now as the semester is coming to a close I believe can say that I learned a lot.
It stared off simple (or so I thought.) First we had to decide on a question and theme (I changed mine about 4 times.) Then we started editing our recorded audio interviews and each week after that adding a new aspect of multimedia journalism to each post. I can now create slideshows and movies that have cut and edited sounds, audio and video, as well as tell stories using applications such as thinglink and storyify.
Over the past 15 weeks I have explored and discovered how sports bring people together, people from different backgrounds, countries, continents, religions and ages. Each week I interviewed a different AUBG student and asked them how sports unite their culture, Steven London from the U.S.A., Silva Bashllari from Albania, Lorenz Aigner from Germany, Denitsa Pashova and Hristo Georgiev from Bulgaria, James Reidy from Ireland, Victoria Antonova from Russia and last but most certainly not least Maria Martin Perez from Spain.
Their responses were different but overall the context was the same. Every student, in their own way told me that sports bring them together with others around them. Sports unite them with their families, friends, even strangers, their counties cultures, traditions and history.
This will be my last post for MMJ class, but if all things go according to plan I will be continuing my blogging journey through the next semester back home at ECU, so stay tuned because (hopefully) there will be more to come!