Potfolio 1-Now You Can Read Me
These are all the blogs (some of them are links to comments due to the fact that I had no clue how to blog at the beginning of the semester) that I have posted at this time in the semester.
My first real Newswriting assignment! Channel 4 Action News, which you could catch at 5,6, or 11, so you didn't technically need to be in action to catch it.
For those of us who want to look good, even in death, should read Obituaries Can be Bad Publicity, which discusses the way in which obituaries can be written.
When being told about someone's life in detail, I actually would like to know ALL of the details. This blog refers to a sample profile that the class was asked to read.
Journalism can also be known as a language, or so it seems after reading, "The Language of Journalism." Do journalists have a set of values that goes along with their language as well?
How is it that journalists somehow find a way to keep their opinions to theirself? This blog compares journalists to teachers and relates this constant battle.
The Bus Plunge Theory is a blog that I have written to discuss the need of a filler story. Now, it may be a little far fetched and disturbing, but it's the way I feel.
Due to the fact that there are so many bus plunge stories, it seems that they would start to sound the same after so many. However, there are many different ways to describe a bus plunge.
"Actions speak louder than words." So, if I punch you in the face would that be a better way of telling you that I am angry with you?
If I had been given a lead that included many details and interesting occurences, but asked to write a story about it that excluded most of these details, I wouldn't be able to. My blog about Chapter 4 in "The Associated Press Guide to News Writing," shows how difficult that may or may not actually be.
I feel that this blog shows my naivete towards journalism. It reveals my relationship with the news.
This blog uncovered a readers relationship with the narrator of a story. Rather than just going along with the story and relating to the narrator, I discussed how I could possible read a story and feel that I am being lied to the entire time.
By relating this to my future occupation as an educator, I furthered the reading and compared it to another real life situation.
In this blog, I slightly mocked the fact that we are not supposed to be supporting bus plunge stories. I felt that I could have began a slight disagreement. However, I actually found that some people agree with the "theory."
I added a link to this blog that furthered my opinion. I was able to expand my statements and express my opinion.
Chapter 4...Digging Deeper - Cody Naylor
I read what Cody, and some of the other people that commented on this blog, had to say and really took their advice to heart. Note taking is an extremely important habit that should be picked up.
Digging is for Reporters and Shovels, Not Readers - Josie Rush
Although I was the last to comment on this blog, I felt that I really connected with what Josie had stated. I do have a really difficult time deciding what I am going to write, and I do always seem to find something wrong when I am done with it.
paragraphs and stuff - Mike Poiarkoff
Even though this blog was not due till today, I was the first to comment on it. I also made a comment that might spark some sort of disagreement between Mike and I, which might be quite enjoyable.
I asked if anyone had any suggestions for a book that had an unreliable narrator telling the story, and Melissa Schwenk gave me a suggestion :).
Aja Hannah was able to relate to my point of view as a future teacher in this blog.
Cody Naylor was the first and only one to comment on this blog. He also agreed with my somewhat disturbing sense of humor. Thanks Cody :).
Timeliness-These blogs (or comments due to my lack of knowledge on blogging) were posted in a timely fashion that allowed for commenting:
Well, I'm just starting to get this blogging thing down so I haven't been much of a contributor. I swear I'll do better next time!
This is not exactly my favorite blog that I have written, but I did learn something in the process of writing it. This was written for my Writing about Literature course. Not only was I able to further my knowledge by studying this topic, this blog also sparked a comment from Dr. Jerz. Dr. Jerz was able to help me fully understand my agrument by providing a comment that expanded my argument.