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This is the first installment of my Blog Portfolio for 2005 Fall Semester: EL277 News Writing. For those of you that did not follow my Blog the prior to now I will give you a brief exposition about me. My name is Leslie Rodriguez and welcome to my weblog sponsored by Movable Type. I am a sophomore at Seton Hill University and as part of my EL 227 class and the New Media Journalism program I write and respond with blog entries on various topics. These entries are then posted for public view on my blog. This entry acts as an introduction to my blog portfolio which includes selected entries that reflect on our in class discussions, published news articles and various texts that Dr.Jerz has assigned. The following topics will be examined and discussed in my blog portfolio:

The Collection
My best blog entries that demonstrate intellectual growth.
Entries are categorized accordingly.

Class Required Blog Topics:
Coverage-My coverage blog entry refers to the Elements of Journalism text that was assigned and the reflection I made about the reading. This was by far the most interesting of all the readings that have been given as homework so far.

Depth-This blog entry is my media analysis which compared and contrasted the coverage of similar stories in print, on television and online. It demonstrated the depth requirements for the blogging portfolio. I felt that I wrote in 'depth'about the topic and hence included it under this category of my blog portfolio.

Interaction & Discussion-I chose to include my Reflection of the Spot News assignment in the category. It recieved feedback from other bloggers and also sparked an intellecual discussion.

Timeliness-A comparison between my Spot News article about the opening of De Chantal and the articles featured in The Setonian as well as The Communicator. This entry shows what I could have done differently and what these other news sources did.

The Texts:
The Elements of Journalism-A brief overview of the selected text and it's general purpose in relation to the topic of Journalism. Also a look at the assigned readingd from this book that were previously assigned.

Workbook for News Reporting and Writing-An entry that gives a description of the workbook which we use in class in order to practice our skills of editing and writing. Included is a link to Jerz's website of News Writing and Journalism terms defined.

The Associated Press Guide to News Writing-In this entry I discuss the AP Guide to News Writing and the use that I have had for it this Fall. I also briefly touch on the in class assignments involving the text.

The Reporter's Notebook-This entry discusses my use of the Reporter's notebook as a resource when conducting my Peer Profile interview of Elyse Branam.

Xenoblogging:
The Comment Primo-I was the first to comment on Jay Pugh's blog entry about the Spot News assignment. He and I both wrote about the opening of the new dorm (De Chantal Hall) and in this comment I compared the different approaches we both took to the same topic for a story.

The Comment Grande-I posted a 'Grande' comment on the blog of Johanna Dreyfuss a.k.a Jo. She had written an entry about the use of quotations in both essays and news articles and I had to chime in because I feel this is an issue I can relate to very well. I am constantly working on my use of quotes and the amount to include in a single story.

The Comment Informative-I left a rather extensive comment on Kayla Sawyer's blog . Her Spot News story centered around the Opening Lithurgy and the idea of forced religious teachings. I had a lot to say about Faith,Religion and Society here at SHU. I also made a comment regarding her article's content.

The Link Gracious-Though Jay Pugh's blog entry was not the complete basis for my own entry on 'The Elements of Journalism' Ch 3-5, I did want to point out his similar feelings about the idea of business and it's relationship to journalism. There are several comments on the topic as well.

Other Entries:
Wildcard-I decided to keep with tradition and include one of my Jerz Jests as the wildcard blog entry. I feel that these little entries (barely 10 lines) are really definitive of my blogging ability. In this entry I propose a Halloween costume based on Dr.Jerz. This entry obtained quite a bit of comments and attention.

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A great model for a breezy, conversational cover blog that also carefully categorizes the contents.

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