After sending out dozens of resumes to newsrooms throughout the GTA, Andre Thurairatnam was beginning to get discouraged. Fresh out of his internship at CP24 in Toronto, and soon to graduate from Western’s MMJC program, he felt like he had the skills to start a career in journalism, but he needed a chance to prove himself.
For his final capstone project for the MMJC program, Andre used the opportunity to showcase that he possessed the skills and experience to operate within a newsroom successfully. Using his home studio, Andre covered stories for an entire 24-hour news cycle—pitching, scripting and recording a series of seven stories, all while vlogging his journey.
See Andre’s one-man newsroom experiment here!
Capstone Projects are produced by MMJC students at the very end of the program, as a chance to demonstrate their new skills and explore ideas and themes that interest them. You can learn more about the MMJC program at the FIMS website: fims.uwo.ca/mmjc
Update: Andre is now working at CP 24 Breakfast as a producer!