If I didn't have enough on my plate as we enter the spring, I was asked by the University of Florida to join their task force on their expansion project for Weimer Hall (College of Journalism and Communications).
I happily joined.
Weimer Hall is near and dear to my heart. As a journalist from the University of Florida, I would do anything that could better my school. I have been discovering my career in that building since I was in high school.
As the meeting creeped closer, I scribbled faster. Finally, the night before our big meeting and after a long day of traveling, my good friend and producer Reed Erickson and I started scribbling in a more permanent and professional fashion; with plates from IKEA and CDs to use as protractors.
Primitive, but it got the job done.
Never did I think that my job as a journalist would entail drawing on blueprints of planning what I thought is the future of journalism. This newsroom will encompass multiple radio and television stations, along with a news service that will be using students from all mediums of journalism. Try fitting all of that into one room!
We just wrapped up day one of meetings and after 8 hours of discussions, there is a pretty cool concept being formed for the new expansion to Weimer Hall.
As this process progrsses, I will be sure to post as many updates as possible.
Always on the move,