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Eric Walker

Eric Walker, ‘14
Eric Walker, ‘14

Class of 2014

Why Journalism?

I got turned on to politics during the ‘08 presidential election. It was the first one that I was old enough and intelligent enough to follow. The discussions I had with others about politics lead to me seeking out news about politics and current events in general. I originally came to KSC as a film major because I enjoyed editing film as a hobby and loved documentaries, but when I saw Journalism listed as a major on KSC’s website, it got me interested. Once I started taking broadcast classes and being recognized for my work on The Equinox, my direction stabilized.

How is KSC meeting your expectations?

The resources in the TV studio and "The Equinox" office are impressive, and so are the professors. The professors I had during my time at KSC have always stressed journalistic ethics and objectivity very strongly.

What are your future plans?

I was always comfortable in the Journalism Department because there are so many directions you can go with the degree. My internship at the Monadnock Radio Group, the opportunity to work in a mini newsroom, and broadcast on a local television station were incredibly important experiences for a developing broadcast journalist.

I plan to work in broadcast news. I’d like to try being a broadcast journalist, however, I love being in the newsroom behind the scenes and would be elated to land a job in a news station. My goal is to do what I enjoy - going out to different places, talking to people, filming unique footage, editing video, and learning about issues and events that impact people.

What is the most unexpected thing about your experience at KSC?

I received "Reporter of the Year" and "Broadcast Journalist of the Year" for 2012/2013. I never would have guessed that I’d receive these awards my first semester as a Journalism major. I didn’t expect to turn into the person I am today. I didn’t expect to become a vegan who exercises, has short hair, and is obsessed with coffee. I also didn’t expect to become a student who has come close to a 4.0. But I did.

What is your best advice to incoming students?

Talk to people. Two hours of research could be far less useful in some cases compared to a five minute conversation with a real person. People are filled with knowledge different from your own so don’t be afraid to converse with professors, students, staff, community members, and everyone else. You’ll learn things you didn’t even know you wanted to know.

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