ON THE LIT REVIEW AND MY FIELD OF STUDY

  • I aspire to be a sports broadcaster. At Texas Tech University, our school of Media and Communication has placed emphasis on multiplatform journalism; therefore, I am being trained in all major forms of media — social, broadcast, print, on camera, off camera, in front of a radio, and so on. Particularly, I have a desire to do sportscasting, but like my mother says, “Don’t be narrow; look around, something else might compel you.” Obviously, heavy requirements of English in our college are supposed to make us proficient and coherent writers. I have realized I’m not at that level, being a freshman from high school being scrutinized by world-class English professors.
  • As of right now, I’m focused on writing the literature review on specific issues in sports journalism. The main challenge is that nobody takes sports journalism as seriously as hardcore news (CNN, Fox News, ABC News and the like), so articles through academic search engines like the school’s library or Google Scholar haven’t pulled up anything compelling for me. I know it’s due in a week, and I hope to find more information to make this paper A-worthy.
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That long awaited intro post

My name’s Philip Arabome. I’m a freshman (broadcast) journalism student (emphasis on sports media) who is originally from Long Beach, California (born-and-raised). However, I spent about three years of high school in Katy, Texas, and afterwards opted to attend Texas Tech. Anywho, I just plan on bettering myself in the mechanics of writing, because I consider myself (arrogantly) to be a “great” writer, although I’m just a mere college freshman. I know I’m not perfect, although my comfort with English has led me to pursue journalism and have with less apprehension in an English class than, say, an engineering or business student. And rhetoric is what was well-referred by a previous classmate as “the great art of bullshit”, which I understand that speaking and writing eloquently and nicely can change the dynamic of any paper I write.