By Casby Bias
Aug. 2, 2012
A newsletter for a nonprofit started up again Thursday because of a Marquette University student’s dedication to journalism. The bulletin contained information about people who ended up becoming role models of a program connected to the Y.
Casby Bias, a journalism major in the Diederich College of Communication, said that she dreamed of obtaining a position as a “positive powerful influence for all generations” in the future through such mediums as writing and broadcasting. But not a lot of opportunities promoted Bias toward that route until the new responsibility offered.
"I knew I liked writing and expressing myself at a young age: but I didn't have enough confidence to look at journalism as a career until late sophomore year," Bias said. "I'm now always eager to increase any experience."
Bias said that the task increased her awareness of what is expected for producing powerful and fast news.
“The first time creating news was interesting: the process took a lot longer than I expected, even from the time limit I gave myself,” Bias said. “But the foundation understood that I needed more practice in order to become great."
But Bias also said that she felt nervous about the amount of credit given to "the speakers." The job granted limited access to words that nominated people used toward expressing thanks, the 19-year-old college junior reported.
“It was a lot more statements than what people were actually saying," Bias said. "I didn’t interview anybody."
Bias learned something from striking luck with the media-responsibility.
“I obviously need to learn how to practice more and learn how to write more 500-word articles on my blog,” she said. “The more practice I get, then the more experience, power and influence I’ll have on the people of the world."