September 27, 2005
My Blog Portfolio: Selected Entries and Comments
This is my first experience with blogging and journalism. I am taking EL227 at Seton Hill University, and must make a portfolio with selected blog entries. I welcome any feedback on any of my articles, and I hope you enjoy reading. I have broken my portfolio into 2 categories: Entries and Comments. Each category was then split into 7 subcategories: coverage, depth, interaction, discussions, timeliness, xenoblogging, and wildcard.
Coverage: "a brief response to each assigned reading"
"The Tribune Review and WTAE-4 News: Lack of Clarity and Comprehensiveness"- The article focuses on the difference in clarity between the television news and the newspaper.
"How many ways are there to cover the same football game?"- I compared my football article to articles in the Setonian and the Communicator.
"The Tribune Review and The Associated Press Guide to News Writing"- I used information from The Associated Press Guide to Newswriting, to evaluate an article in the Tribune Review.
"Additional Uses for The Reporter's Notebook"- After reading the beginning of the book, I focused on how a high school teacher could use this book in the classroom.
"Opposing views in the Tribune Review"- A reflection on the September 20th issue of the Tribune Review.
"The aim of a journalist"- A reflection on the role of a journalist, as presented in chapters 3-6.
"Reflection on Griffin Article"- After completing the article I reflected on the difficulties I encountered.
"My First Blog"- This was the first blog I ever constructed.
Depth: "ability to engage critically"
"What is really important in 'A Meeting in the Dark?'"- Examination of a short story.
"Yon the Famous Blogger"- Summary and explanation about Tribune Review article. Yon is covering the war through blogging.
Interaction: "ability to use weblogs to interact with peers"
"Addition to Football Article"- The angle for covering Seton Hill football by the Tribune Review.
"What is happening to me"- A humorous look at how blogging and journalism have impacted my personal life.
"World Literature in the Classroom"- Lesson ideas for the novel Things Fall Apart.
Discussions: "your blog sparked a conversation"
"Additional Uses for The Reporter's Notebook"- Using this text in the high school classroom.
"Feelings on Standardized Tests"- A personal reflection after taking the PRAXIS.
"Can too much technology be a problem"- A reflection on children and technology.
Timeliness: "written early enough it sparked good discussion"
"The Tribune Review and The Associated Press Guide to News Writing"
"Newswriting-How to report the news" by Katie Aikins- Explores the job and expectations for a journalist.
"Tribune Review- September 20" by Mike Diezmos- Mike and I discussed the use of photography in the newspaper.
"Spot News Comparison" by Nancy Gregg- I provided information about the Tribune Review coverage of Seton Hill football.
"Hurricane Katrina and Journalists" by Ashlee Lupchinsky- Stresses the importance of making sure you get the exact quote
"Blogging" by Ashlee Lupchinsky- I expanded on why you should blog, and what you can blog about.
"Reporters Notebook" by Jason Pugh- Jay made a helpful list of terms, and I expanded on a few of them.
"Another brief reporter's reflection" by Chris Ulicne- Chris describes the difficulty in getting quotes and offers suggestions.
Posted by JennaOBrocto at September 27, 2005 1:34 PM
I haven't had time to click on all the links, but this is a fantastic display of your intellectual investment in the class. Great work, Jenna.
Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 27, 2005 3:41 PM
I haven't had time to click on all the links, but this is a fantastic display of your intellectual investment in the... hey, wait a minute! That guy stole my comment!
Posted by: Michael Dell at September 29, 2005 2:24 AM