My name is Maggy Kilroy. This site is a collection of work I have been doing while working on my Bachelor at Stony Brook University studying the art of journalism. I have curated this online portfolio which includes a little bit of everything…
The blog is centered around a class dubbed “The Business of News.” In order to understand my future profession, I will be posting blogs regarding class discussions as well as assigned readings. There might be a bit of personal input thrown in too. These blogs are meant to discuss journalism in today’s world. To be clear: this is opinion based writing. However, I wouldn’t be a very good student if I didn’t have facts and examples to back it up. If by chance you are not my professor and happen to stumble across my humble blog, feel free to leave me feedback…I’ll leave the comment boxes to humor myself. Regardless, thank you for visiting.
On the photojournalism tab, you will find photo galleries varying from sports to culture pieces along with written pieces. I suppose that’s what adds the journalism part to simple photography. These have been pulled from a larger blog called “Journoblogs” which is a site built by one of my professors where my classmates and I post our work throughout the semester. I encourage you to check out my colleague’s work as we have been on a long journey together honing our photojournalism skills and techniques. While on this journey, I have developed a real passion for photojournalism. My freshman year I thought I wanted to be a print journalist but it turns out the web track allowed me to combine both writing and photography. This is certainly my favorite medium and I wish to pursue in my future career. So to not share my entire life story, I will just say I appreciate any and all pointers.
The videography is probably the most difficult thing I’ve been working on. Working with a moving subject is nothing new. But, trying to capture that movement on video is something completely out of my element. “The product often looks good, sounds good, or is written well, but seldom all three,” wrote San Francisco Weekly’s Ron Russell wrote a piece about one-man-band reporting. “Then again, in fairness, probably not even Edward R. Murrow could excel at three jobs at once.” Well even though Murrow might not be able to do, this is something I’m trying to master. As I earn my film wings, advise is the best textbook I can learn from so drop me a note on what I can fix or improve on.
I have dabbled in the broadcast world through a few introductory classes. Although I’m not made for in front of the camera, I have really enjoyed getting familiar with the behind the scenes action. Here you will find two attempts of me trying to make it in front of the camera. Even though I did not continue on this track, I have honed my broadcast skills as assistant technical director. I will be posting links to the weekly broadcast I now tech direct.
That is a little what you will find on my website. You can also find my résumé under this “About” section. Of course, feel free to contact me—in case I hadn’t mentioned it above. For now, I hope you enjoy reading/watching/clicking around my portfolio!