Portfolio 2: Still learning...

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Here's another portfolio of blogs from my News Writing class.  I still am learning how to write news stories.  Although I think I have the basics down, there are still a lot of details involved in news writing, like how to pitch a good story and AP style tips.  My blog entries, therefore, continue to focus on what I am learning.


Coverage
All of my blogs since my first portfolio...

Why do we report crime? - In this entry, I reflect upon why we are so inclined to report crime stories.
Two crime articles, both a little pointless - This entry analyzes two local crime stories and found that the less serious crime story struggles to include details where as the more serious crime story fails to organize and word its information clearly.
Writing with a sense of place in journalism too -  On the spot articles incorporate writing with a sense of place, which I am able to relate to the topic of regionalism in literature.
Tone, minus the opinions - Discussing how naturally tone is incorporated into writing and how easy it is to include opinions.
Quotes out of context is worse than misquoting - A tip from Cappon I found to be extremely important.  After we have the words right, we must be sure that the words are used in the correct context.
Comparing Front Covers: Taxis, Parrots, Veiled faces, and Jet-skis - Comparing the Sept. 29th 2009 covers of AM New York and The Times.  The covers are designed to capture attention, but have awkwardly placed stories and ads.
Following Breaking News 1  - The first day of tracking breaking news and the updates.
Following Breaking News 2 - The second day of tracking breaking news and the updates.  Not much has happened since day one.
Following Breaking News 3  - The third and final day of tracking breaking news and the updates.  Still no updates... so I chose to look at a different story as well.


Depth


Why do we report crime? - In this entry, I reflect upon why we are so inclined to report crime stories.
Two crime articles, both a little pointless - This entry analyzes two local crime stories and found that the less serious crime story struggles to include details where as the more serious crime story fails to organize and word its information clearly.
Writing with a sense of place in journalism too -  On the spot articles incorporate writing with a sense of place, which I am able to relate to the topic of regionalism in literature.


Interaction

Hmm... I don't have any of these types of blogs for this portfolio.  Guess that is something I have to work on for the next one.


Discussion

Following Breaking News 1  - The first day of tracking breaking news and the updates.  This entry includes a small discussion between my classmates and me about the articles I chose to follow.


Timeliness
For these entries, I began working several days ahead in order to follow news stories as thoroughly as I could.  It might have turned out better if the stories actually continued. 

Following Breaking News 1  - The first day of tracking breaking news and the updates.
Following Breaking News 2 - The second day of tracking breaking news and the updates.  Not much has happened since day one.


Xenoblogging

Michelle Siard's blog- Discussion of the crime reports
Richelle Dodaro's blog - Another (longer) discussion of the crime reports
Aja Hannah's blog- Gave an example which helped me understand why people read crime reports


Wildcard
 
Fitting into skinny jeans while eating cupcakes - A magazine cover on which a picture and article title don't exactly blend... in fact, they send opposite messages.




There were not as many blog entries this time around... we spent more time using what we learned rather than blogging about it.  Click here to see my classmates' portfolios as well
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