I have the opportunity to work with two very talented individuals, Kaylee Nichols and Jeremy Allen. As the multimedia editors for The Johnsonian, both work to upload stories to the website each week and shoot/edit videos for our multimedia page.
In addition to their normal workload, both work with me to help improve the look and functionality of mytjnow.com.
One of our goals this year was to “go mobile” with mytjnow.com, and a few weeks ago we shared our beta mock-up of a potential mobile application. At this point we have decided to move with a mobile version of our website (something that would not be native, but would work with mobile devices across the board). Earlier this week Kaylee Nichols showed off her amazing talent with a new look for our mobile website. The link is: http://www.mytjnow.com/storage/2011-2012/codeplayground/kaylee_mobile/about-us.html (I know its long but its worth it…also keep in mind this is still in beta so expect bugs!!!!!!). So if you have a mobile device, help us out by giving it a try, and commenting on it! What do you like, what don’t you like? What would you like to see?
The next part of this project will mating this site to our current site, a task that Jeremy is currently working on with the help of our freshmen “intern” Will Connell.
TJ’s mission is to always provide Winthrop University with news and views no matter where you are, and we will always push to make our content more accessible to the public. In addition to that is our transparency, something we have already addressed on this blog. However one thing that we do not get to talk about often is our collaborative nature. The Johnsonian is not just a room full of journalism majors, rather it is a mixing pot of various disciplines that come together each week to produce 100% student work. It is a place where WU students can come in and showcase their talents, and I am very proud to be part of such an organization.
On behalf of the TJ staff,
Devang Joshi – Webmaster The Johnsonian