Friday, September 05, 2008

Exceptional Journalists and Portfolios

Photo by: Daniel Gross

Brett Roegiers
Graduate from the University of Florida- Multimedia Journalist

Click here to see his webpage:

Roegiers is a recently graduated student from the University of Florida that has experienced a number of different forms of multimedia along the way.  He has worked The Independant Florida Alligator and has interned for the Gainsville Sun as well.  

This journalist works mostly with web deisgn and Flash media but has also dealt with a number of journalistic story assignments.  

I am not certain, but I would say that this person's backpack is always containing his laptop computer (most likely a Mac Book), an iPod, a voice recorder, USB drives, a digital photo camera, writing utensils and a notebook.

After viewing Roegiers' Web Site and communicating with him, he had been freelancing with the Miami Herald and is now a multimedia journalist with

Jared Silfies 
Journalist Student

View his blog on at:

In my opinion, afer reading over Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., talks a great deal about the importance of keeping a professional verbage and English language when writing.  Writing should not be taken lightly, especially in a time when multimedia is becoming more prevelant in today's journalism.  

The book is trying to tell journalists like Jared Silfies to not forget the importance of writing and reporting correctly and to the English standard.  I don't think this book is saying that there is a problem with how the industry has evolved and is continuing to evolve, only that there should still be a strong emphaisis on the words and sentence phrasing of stories and other writings.

Comments (3)

Daniel -- Thanks for the mention. I've admittedly neglected my Web site lately and need to update it. To fill in the gaps, I freelanced at The Miami Herald after graduating last fall, and I'm now a multimedia journalist at

Dan - first, nice picture of your reporting tools there. Much better than what I have on my own blog.

I'd have to agree with you on the rest of the post, too. However, you didn't really explain why Roegiers would have the tools he would have, instead choosing to list his resume. I'd probably go more in-depth as to why you think he'd have what you listed instead of just listing his credentials.

As for the explination for "Elements of Style," I have no qualms with your opinion.

PS: It's spelled "certain," not "certian."

Interesting entry. I like how you contacted the author. I also like the title of your site "TowsonUforYou". I think it is interesting that you have ads on your website. I am curious if it will turn a profit over? The layout of your site is kool as well. I might do a banner as well like you.

I think you may want to check over your entry. I saw a mistake in spelling "sentance" "deisgn", "jornalist", "certian" I am sure you were just typing fast and didn't get a chance to read over it. I am not trying to pick apart your site. Just trying to make it better and because we were told to read someone elses site. So who better then to read your site.