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Below Zero Portfolio - Fall 2005, Update

This is an update on the previous weblog portfolio that I compiled for Fall 2005. I have included new entries posted since September 30.

I recommend you take a brief look at the portfolio introduction included in the earlier entry.


Laissez-faire news - In this entry, I summarize some journalism guidelines that deal with tone, found in one of my textbooks.

"Let's git 'r done!" - Here I reflect upon the Morgan Spurlock Lecture I attended and analyze some of the points he made in his persuasive argument, after explaining my personal experience with McDonald's and the fast food industry.

Critical thought and investigative reporting - In this entry, I summarize some information about investigative reporting found in one of my journalism textbooks and then connect it to my experience as a student writer of research papers.

Tribune Review review - Here I reflect upon some of my observations of the news stories found in the October 11, 2005 issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Journalism demo - In this entry, I explain what I learned about the role of demographics in journalism from a textbook.

Homecoming and the freshman perspective - Here I reflect upon the experience I had while writing a news article about the freshman response to SHU's Homecoming 2005.

David Denninger - 10/11 Tribune Review Article - Here I made a comment on a peer's weblog that provided some insight about the popularity of sports news articles amongst readers of the Tribune-Review website.

Johanna Dreyfuss - Editorial? - Here I made a comment on a peer's weblog that provided encouragement and praise after my peer changed one of her academic opinions.

Denamarie Ercolani - Tribune Review Reflection - Here I made a comment on a peer's weblog that provided links to entries found both on my own weblog and the weblog of another peer that related to this original entry.

Nancy Gregg - Elements of Journalism, Ch. 9 Comprehensive - Here I made a comment on a peer's weblog that explains my opposing point of view regarding the impact of television news upon families.

Jenna O'Brocto - Reporters Should "have a responsibility to conscience" - Here I made a comment on a peer's weblog that explains my opposing point of view regarding the ethics of the use of tragic images in broadcast journalism.

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