Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Time for an audio podcast

Since I'm covering a residence life/student concerns style beat on this blog, it's time to contemplate some audio coverage. My goal is to cover an issue that is current and accurate to the student body. So.. the question at hand, "what are students concerned about?"

  • The Student Government Association is currently in "election season" and will soon begin campaigning on multiple levels. Chalking, posters, Web sites, and verbal communication will take place by the end of the month. This may be a great topic to cover considering the importance of the next SGA executive board and how much ability they have to influence on campus.
  • Another issue to dive into would be the ever growing popularity or social media and the digital age we are living in. I'm finding more and more that our lives - personal and professional- are being converted to digital means of communication and living. Are others realizing this? Perhaps this is something the student body might be concerned with.
  • Towson is a growing campus. My goal here would be to explore different issues related to this matter. How is the community affected? Will there be enough residence halls? Will classroom sizes get bigger? Will courses have limited availability? Are students already seeing some of these impacts with a growing campus and limited budget?
Feel free to comment on this post if you feel there is anything of high importance on Towson's campus. What do students care about?

Comments (4)

I like all three ideas, especially the first and the third ones. The SGA should be a pretty simple topic to cover and get audio on these days. And, with the whole "" nonsense coming to light, getting something together on the impact of students in the community could also be interesting. A suggestion: try going to local businesses and asking them what they think would happen without the students. Where would Towson Best be? Probably nonexistent.

I like all of your ideas but the one that interests me the most is the third one. I think you could get a lot of great audio because so many people have a lot to say about Towson's new additions.

I really like all your ideas, but i think the last one about Towson's growing campus i smy favorite, it's really current and something on a lot of students minds

This Thursday afternoon there is a study break with President Caret and I know that one topic that will come up is growth issues. You might want to check it out and you can get students as well as the presidents point of view.