October 26, 2005
Reflection on In-class crime writing
I found this exercise to be very difficult for me. I think that my main problems had to do with getting all of the information written down. I tend to be a very particular person when it comes to writing; everything has to be neat, but this was not realistic with this exercise.
This exercies definitely taught me that I need to use a type of shorthand when I am gathering my information for news articles, rather than being so neat and precise.
I think that with the information that I was able to gather, my story turned out pretty well, but it definitely could have been much better if I had had the facts in front of me.
As a future teacher, I think that this exercise would be a great way to introduce students to journalism. It would teach them that they need to be short in order to get all of the information. Although it may scare most students at first, like it did to many of us college students, they would begin to understand the real meaning behind the exercise, just as we had.
Posted by AshleeLupchinsky at October 26, 2005 09:25 PM
When covering a crime story, or any story for that matter, it's vital to keep clear, concise notes. I found I could always jot my notes faster in German... which is odd because I don't speak German. I don't even like sauerkraut.
Posted by: Michael Dell at October 28, 2005 11:09 PM