Gray Baker- Digital Footprint Assignment

For my digital footprint assignment, I was put on the very difficult task of researching JT Arowosaye. This was especially difficult because I did not even know her actual first name until much more research.

JT, or Joyce, keeps her Facebook very secretive and current, only showing the college she attends and where she is currently employed. She does not have any family members listed, nor is she friends with any of them. It took me a while of researching before I found out that she is from West Orange, New Jersey and has 3 siblings, Baba, Juliet, and Isaac.

The top result in Google when looking up JT’s name is her USC Annenberg Media page, followed by ATVN. The third result, however, is an award from December 2015 for “Leading Woman of the Month” in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. On this page, you can see some accomplishments she has made in her line of work, such as interviewing Meghan Trainer, Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry. It also tells of her work in the USC athletic department and her impressive minor in Spanish. Upon further scrolling, you can find JT’s Youtube page, which helped me confirm that her name is indeed Joyce. What her page consists of is journalism-styled vlogging and a cover letter for her work.

Looking through her LinkedIn helped me figure out where she is from. Like I said, her Facebook didn’t tell me anything about her before coming to USC, so by finding her LinkedIn, I was able to track her hometown due to a hospital that she did volunteer work at called the Kessler Institute for rehabilitation, which is the world’s largest rehabilitation hospital. Her LinkedIn also shows a small biography listing her achievements before college. She became the first African-American and youngest editor-in-chief at her high school’s newspaper at 15 and she got an internship as a sports writer at the age of 16.

There weren’t many independent articles or pages that talked about JT in high school or earlier, and if there are, I couldn’t find them. The only other thing I could find was an announcement from her high school that listed all the recipients of scholarships and awards in her year’s graduating class. JT received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, the Principle’s Award for School Service, the West Orange Council of PTA’s Scholarship, and a National Honor Society Distribution of Honor Braid.

Gray Baker- Trello Tipsheet

Hello, this week I chose the website/app Trello to talk about. Trello is an easy, free and visual project managing website that can be used for a wide range of things from news stories to grocery lists.

To start a project on Trello, create a board. This is like individual bulletin boards for you to hang up all of the pieces of your project.

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Once your board is created, you see that you can put lists up that categorize each section of your project. In the example below, I made a board for news stories that have cards for projects that are either completed, in the process of being made, or new ideas.

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You can also see above that there are labels to color coordinate your story cards. I made my labels different news mediums in order to indicate how I will write the story. Once a story has enough elements to go from new to finished, you can drag the cards from list to list.

Within each card, you can title them, add a description and comments. One of the coolest parts about Trello is that you can add multiple users to the same board and assign them to specific cards so editors and journalists can collaborate and make changes in real time. I also added a due date which shows up on the card in the main board.

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Some more fun things you could do with a board is make simple to-do lists and add stickers from the toolbar to mark them complete, urgent, or however you wish.

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Off Campus Event

Gray Baker

This Exposition Park. It is located just south of USC's campus along Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.
This Exposition Park. It is located just south of USC’s campus along Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.
At this time, not many people attended the park due to the cloudy and cold weather.
At this time, not many people attended the park due to the cloudy and cold weather.
The sidewalk is littered with imitations of animal foot prints to allude to the natural history museum located just next door.
The sidewalk is littered with imitations of animal foot prints to allude to the natural history museum located just next door.
Many stone creatures reside in this park, like this frog pictured.
Many stone creatures reside in this park, like this frog pictured.
Just outside the park, two stone dinosaurs greet USC fans on the way to football games at the Coliseum.
Just outside the park, two stone dinosaurs greet USC fans on the way to football games at the Coliseum.
Red and Blue
Red and Blue
Close up of eyes
Close up of eyes
Hands at work
Hands at work
WTF
WTF
reflection
reflection
Caught in motion
Caught in motion

For some reason, my photograph of the Ant POV is too large to upload, so I will have to show you in class.