|Eve of Proposal Defense...*gulp*
||[Apr. 8th, 2008|10:08 pm]
A Name By Any Other Would Just Be Uncivilized.
So I defend my proposal tomorrow afternoon. It's starting to feel like I will be defending the way I've lived for the past 5 or 6 months. I've dreamed, breathed, and ate agenda setting theory. I've read tons of articles about the campaign. I've listened to tons of podcasts. This thesis has been my life for a while now. Even before I had a defined topic, my thesis has been at the forefront of my mind.
I think I'm on track to get this thing done. While I'll be paying for summer tuition (booo), I'll soon be a Master of Journalism - so to speak.
I've enjoyed conducting research. It's been an enlightening experience. I do think I can do it for a living, though teaching is my first love. Or desire might be the better term. I always enjoyed my interactions when I would train people on the board at TC, or show how to work a camera in the studio. I think at some level, be it at the higher education level, or high school, teaching was always a latent professional goal of mine. Thanks to teachers and professors like Mr. Baker and Wess, I've had some great inspiration and guidance.
But research is a new love in my life. Behind video production and teaching of course. I've discovered that I now look at the world through a new perspective. I make lists of potential research topics. From what's on tv at bars to comparisons of pop culture and history, I think I have an interesting future with research. Publishing is the next great frontier. That and doctoral studies.
Dr. Roberts has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?