About DC News
DC News is the website produced by the Print and Broadcast Journalism students at Durham College.
DC News was first posted online in 2006 by the very first Print and Broadcast students enrolled in the third year of the Durham College Journalism program. This year marks the sixth year students will be working on the website by producing stories in a variety of formats including video and audio.
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DC News 2011/12 Staff:
Great things happen when you least expect it. The journalism program at Durham College took me by storm and has forever changed everything. I’ve always loved writing, but I didn’t realize how passionate I was until taking the time to learn all the little bits of journalism that are being taught. We can meet anyone, go anywhere, and do anything. But by far, the most important thing I’ve learned came from a wise teacher, “the more you know, the less you know.”
What can I say? Being a journalism student has opened my eyes to opportunities and experiences I never thought I would be interested in. Writing for radio has become my passion, and I hope to evolve my skills in the coming months. Success is based upon yourself, not others, and I plan to show the world just how successful I’m going to be.
Read, research, interview, write, edit, repeat! Being a part of the multimedia journalism program at Durham College has given me the opportunity to meet and speak with so many interesting people, see new places and experience new things. My teachers are arming me with the skills I need to succeed, and no two days are ever alike. From writing for the school paper, The Chronicle, producing a radio show, creating broadcast news for this site and even freelancing for Canadian publications, are all amazing opportunities I’ve been able to accomplish through this program. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
I’ve read a lot of books and biographies. I’ve been influenced by the greats. Mae West once said, “Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” The quote stuck with me through high school and, when I chose the Journalism Print and Broadcast program at Durham College, I knew I would be improving my skills in print, broadcast and radio, in order to further my growth and success in the news industry.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love,” said Maya Angelou. “Don’t make money your goal, instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” As an aspiring news anchor and entrepreneur, I hope that one day I too will be quoted like the greats, remembered for the quality of my work, and be just as influential.
Twitter.com/NathanMacKinnon is where you can really get to know me. I’m a social media and news junkie and not afraid to admit it. Community news and connecting with the people who make that news is where my passion lies. I’m about to graduate from the journalism program at Durham College where I’ve had the amazing opportunity to produce a school newspaper, a radio newscast and a webcast; everything needed to be the multimedia journalist I aspire to be.