November 10, 2005

Newswriting - Blogging Portfolio

It is almost mid-November already. The onslaught is on; it's a race to the finish. Fortunately, we have had a more active surge in the blogging community for Newswriting, as of late. I think this can be attributed to the fact that we don't have to blog as heavily as we might have been afraid of during the first round of portfolios - at the very least, this is how I feel. Newswriting seems to be getting more interesting since we are moving into different areas of intrigue: crime, features, the statistics involved in hedgehog reporting....it has gone from what felt like blase to something much more colorful, but not as colorful as literature. It is something, though, that I believe we all have a better handle on than we did in September. I am more happy with my work now, because I feel as though I can understand what is happening and relate to it. So without futher adieu....

Here is my new Newswriting Blog Portfolio.

Coverage
The Crime Beat
AP StyleBook 338-368
It Ain't Necessarily So P1 - 1
AP Guide to Newswriting Ch. 11
IANS 2 &3
Ch. 4-5
Ch. 6 - 7
Ch. 8 & 9
Hedgehogging
Ch. 9 & 10


Depth
The Crime Beat
AP StyleBook 338-368
It Ain't Necessarily So P1 - 1
Hedgehogging

Interaction
Hedgehog reporting caused me to find a friend in Nancy Gregg. It is nice to talk to people on blogs because the way the desks are set up is inconvinient to talking to others, unless they are in the immediate vicinity.
Chris and Erin elucidated their thoughts to me about the Bait and Switch.
Nanvy Gregg clarifies defamation of the deceased from the stylebook 338-368.
The crime beat, hot gossip or why-I-could-never-write-crime-stories, is something that received a lot of reaction from classmates....


Discussion: Newswriting is very important in order to help us decide what facts need to be placed in a story. Hedgehog reporting, the presentation, best exemplifies my ability to discern information away from one BIG issue. It also sparked discussion, because we got to talk about nuclear physics in class....
Hedgehogging

Timeliness: All the blog entries are examples of timeliness because they are completed in advance to the class period. I really didn't understand at first what Dr. Jerz was trying to get us to do in Newswriting until he told us that he wanted us to write like we write for Drama. That took a lot of stress off the self, because I was beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the entries that I thought were required to even meet adequate standards.
The Crime Beat
AP StyleBook 338-368
It Ain't Necessarily So P1 - 1
AP Guide to Newswriting Ch. 11
IANS 2 &3
Ch. 4-5
Ch. 6 - 7
Ch. 8 & 9
Hedgehogging
Ch. 9 & 10

Xenoblogging:
Jason Pugh and blurring the lines between fairness/excitement.
Nancy Gregg is so colorful in her writing....I wish Newswriting was more colorful.
Kudos to Miss Katie Lambert. Who knew journalism had so many animals?
Jenna O'Brocto shares my thoughts on reading.

Wildcard:
This entry goes along with my Reading is Fundamental article....what is your favorite book?

Posted by KatieAikins at November 10, 2005 2:38 PM