For someone who loves literature more than anything else, I must say that this exercise for Spot News was actually kind of fun (If I just sounded like a dork then slap me). In all seriousness, it was really challenging and I think I enjoyed it because I put all of my effort into it. I am also finding out that I can actually do this. I thought I was going to be a walking disaster, but I found out that spot news made me a better writer.
I think the one thing I gained out of this entire experience, is to make sure what people say is relevant to the story you are writing about. Just because someone has a quote, doesn't mean that it is going to fit into the story. The story is supposed have the reader informed, entertained, and captivated. I felt pretty strong about my story, and I think that I filled two out of three. I don't think my story was as informative as it could have been.
I'm going to put my story up, so feel free to rip it to shreds like animals. As much as I am focusing toward literature, I want to be somewhat good at everything. So keep me posted.
After comparing to the Setonian, I found my article to be pretty good. There are still some things that I would need to touch up (Check AP STYLEBOOK), but overall, the details of this story is pretty good I think. I was actually proud of this story, because of the way I used a human-angle to get my story across. I must compliment the Setonian, because I feel that they did a better job then the Communicator. I say this for ONE MAIN REASON! It was clearly more interesting! It played a sentimental value on the hard work that was put into the building, as well as this woman's commitment and dedication to the building. I must be honest when I say that mine's not as good as either of the sources, but I am still proud of it.