September 26, 2005

The angle of an article

Bethany Hutira actually gave me the idea for this blog. Once again, Beth and I are on the same wavelength. So far, finding the right hook or angle for my work as my been the toughest aspect. A reporter's job is to report and avoid bias, but what happens when the topic is emotional? Am I supposed to disengage myself?

When I was writing my spot news article, I wanted to write a fun and unique article--I just didn't know how. I wanted to share my information differently then the rest of my class and, yet, my hard work came out sounding exactly like everyone elses. My main goal for this semester is to perfect (or at least improve) my journalism skills. I want to move my readers without seeming opinionated. I want to write an original piece, I want to be the first one to get a "scoop." To this literature major, these goals seem unreachable, but I figure my news writing skills couldn't get any worse.

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 26, 2005 03:57 PM

I agree Katie, being a literature major surely doesn't help when it comes to journalism. I too am having a hard time trying to find an angle that is just right because I want something that will invite all of my readers to enjoy my piece and so far I don't think that I have reached this goal.
I am sure that journalism is going to bring out the best of us (literature majors)when it comes to our future articles. I am a person who sets high goals for myself, which is exactly what I have done for this class. I can already see improvement in both my writing and the writing of my peers, so hopefully this is a good sign of what is to come in our journalism future.

Posted by: Ashlee Lupchinsky at September 27, 2005 12:10 PM
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