Ryan’s visit introduced me to a plethora of new ways to access news. While we may think that CNN or ABC is news, many people are turning to user run websites for their information.

Ryan is doing something that we should all prepare for: being ahead of the technological curve. He has adapted to a constantly growing and ever changing field which is something every student should strive for. We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare for forseeable changes.

Another thing I learned from Ryan’s visit was that getting your name and work out into the vast online publishing board is very important and beneficial. You never know who will read your stuff and possibly even like it. Who knows, twenty years from now a journalists clips may all be online blogs and publications. The fall of the newspaper industry means that more people will be turning to the web for news, entertainment and leisure.