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October 31, 2005

It Aint Necessarily So chapters 6&7

It Ain't Necessarily So (Ch 6 & 7) -- News Writing (EL 227)

In chapter 6, I found the quote by Stein to sum up what a survey is about in a news article. I never thought how much of an answer actually depends on the question. The wording of questions, the order, and the way they are asked really do make a difference. I like how the author says "the answers are seldom meaningful unless you also know about the questions that elicited them."

I chapter 7, find out that the media is more bent on reporting event rather than issues was not surprising. The fact that drama itself gets more attention then an actual answer to a problem is what media is about isnt it? Why they do not like to report on risks makes no sense to me. A risk is a serious matter, but an important one also. Espcially knowing that surveys and statistics on such important issues are always made known to the public.

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October 27, 2005

Sure Thing

Ives, "Sure Thing" -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I could not pick out one specific line in this play to concentrate on. I did find that the repeated parts of the conversation seemed to be different people to me. Though in the end, Betty and Bill did end up to be so much like eachother. I found that strange since the conversations seemd like they were all diferent people.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 9:27 PM | Comments (0)

October 26, 2005

Chap 2&3 from It Ain't Necessarily So

It Ain't Necessarily So (Ch 2 & 3) -- News Writing (EL 227)

The reading in chapter 2 talked abouy reasearch in news stories. In a newsworthy headlining story, usually the research is inconclusive. Research in sceinctific stories and court cases sometimes comes out with wrong research.
The newsworthiness of a story also often picks who will get the story and where it will appear. Also, big stories have the possibility of coming from smaller ones.
Chapter 3 talks of bait and switch in the media. How crimes, violence, and sex sell to readers. A story that involves the use of drugs to loewr inhibitions will get a readers attnetion. Reporting on assault and rape is usually twisted by reporters to be an eye catcher.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 11:33 PM | Comments (0)

Mock Crime Story

Ex 2-3b: Mock Crime Report -- News Writing (EL 227)

i decided to change my idea of my mock crime story to Goldi Locks and the The Three Bears. I have written a story where the investigation of the break in is still ongoing. it features a quotes , a description, and a witness.

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AP Guide to Newswriting

AP Guide to News Writing (Ch 11) -- News Writing (EL 227)

Chapter 11 opened my eyes to what exactly a feature story is. A feature is a more free flowing news story. It does not follow the same pattern as a traditional news story. It grabs the readers attenton. An example of a feature shows the use of many adjectives to grab attention.
Feature stories start from ideas usually, something that isn't being reported that is a problem. they contain interviews and research that is an eye opener.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

Shakespeare in a Bush

Bohannon, "Shakespeare in the Bush" -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I found this article to be very entertaining. It was interesting how a different culture reacted to the politics and drama of Hamlet. I especially like how the elders did not understand how Claudius being married to Gertrude was not normal. I think it was an interesting experience to see between two different groups of people.

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October 25, 2005

Polished Revision Paper

Polished Revision -- Paper 1 (7%) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

My topic is emotionally and mentally scarred women in Trifles and Machinal. In my paper I talked about if the women in these plays had justice in what they did? Also, Was it the spouses that drove them to do what they did?

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October 24, 2005

Feature article pitches

P2: Feature Article Pitches -- News Writing (EL 227)

I have decided on three pitches for my feture article.


1. College age pregnancies. How do they affect the students choice in the decision to stay in school. I would be able to interview people who have been through this situation.


2. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend in college, is it a good idea? I would be able to interview all kinds of students who have current relationship orhave failed at them.

3. Smoking and the college students. Why quit at this point? Why not quit? OR smoking vs. chewing on campus? I would be able to interview smokers and non smokers.

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Fridays lab

Discuss Friday's lab exercise. -- News Writing (EL 227)

i found fridays lab to actually be helpful.. while many students were mad that they did not get any ppoints for the assigment, I foudn it helpful to learn how to get important facts in a situation. I thought I did pretty well and had a good article done. It was actually helpful to do this exercise in the class so I did not feel like I was the only one struggling.

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October 23, 2005

Hamlet acts 3-5

Shakespeare, Hamlet (Acts 3-5) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Hamlet: I will speak daggers to her but use none.


I foudn this line to be a good one because he is ready to kill his own mother with his anger. He is not going to because he lover he but he still wants to let her have it.
You can tell that he is just so torn with emotion from this whole situation, that his anger towards his mother is intense

Posted by RachelPrichard at 11:31 PM | Comments (0)

October 17, 2005

Crime reporting background info

Crime Reporting Background Info -- News Writing (EL 227)

The short readings were very interesting. I never realized that certain crimes that do not happen nearly as much as other crimes were made popular by the media. I also never thought that a reporter for a local newpaper's local crime section, could be just as busy as a crime reporting in New york city.
A good piece of advice tht came from these readings was being sure that you form a good relationship with your sources. If you upset a source then alot of your information could be ruined.

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October 16, 2005

Hamlet act 1and 2

Shakespeare, Hamlet (Acts 1 & 2) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Hamlet: The plays the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.

I liked alot of llnes in this play. This one did it for me the most. Don't those words just send a shiver up your spine? You can really feel the revenge Hamlet has out for Claudius. The oddest thing about this play is that for the first time in my life, I am actually really enjoying Shakespeare.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 10:54 PM | Comments (7)

October 13, 2005

Cover page for Blog Entry 2

B1-2: Blogging Portfolio -- News Writing (EL 227)

This is my Cover page:

This is my blog on the questions for the Morgan Spurlock article
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/questions_for_m.html#comments


This is my blog on the actual Morgan Spurlock lecture
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/lecture.html#comments


This is my blog on Chapters 5-7 of AP Guide to Newswriting
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/chap_5_7.html#comments


This is my blog on the Article Examples used in class on October 5th
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/article_example.html#comments


This is my blog on my Morgan Spurlock article
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/morgan_spurlock.html#comments


This is my blog on Chapters 6-8 of Elements of Journalism
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/chap_68_element.html#comments


This is my blog on the Tribune Review for Oct 11
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/tribune_oct_11.html#comments

This is my blog on my Editorial idea
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/editorial.html#comments

This is my blog on Chapter 9-10 in Elements of Journalism
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/chapter_910_ele.html#comments

This is my wildcard blog
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/10/background_info_2.html#comments

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Chapter 9-10 Elements of journalism

The Elements of Journalism (Ch 9 & 10) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I found chapter 9 of the reading to give some surprising information. It said the value of a story relies on it's completeness and proportionality. This reminded me of how i have learned to write my articles with fewer words, but still getting my story across. I did not realize using metaphors clashes with the proportionality of a story. In chapter 10, I found that journalism relies on being honest and the writer's conscience. It seems odd to me because I always that journalism was a "get the story no matter what kind of job." The more i read of this book the more i realize that journalism is more than just that.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 7:19 PM | Comments (0)

October 12, 2005

Editorial

Discuss Ex 2-1 -- News Writing (EL 227)

I have decided to do my editorial on the food situation here at school. Considering there was a large turnout for the Midnight Breakfast and yet the same day people were telling me how they hate the food here.

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Tribune - Oct 11

Tribune-Review (Oct 11 edition) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I looked closely at the article student pointed out in class. The article on Parents being over involved in their children's school work. I am glad he bought it up because it is an education topic I have discussed in my Thinking and Writing class. I was able to identify and understand this article better because of that.

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October 11, 2005

Faustus part 2

Marlowe, Faustus (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Old Man: “Though thou hast now offended like a man,Do not persever in it like a devil.
Yet, yet, thou hast an amiable soul,
If sin by custom grow not into nature;
Then, Faustus, will repentance come too late"


I feel that this line is telling faustus that it is his last chance to repent. The old man is telling him if he repents he still has a chance.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 5:14 PM | Comments (1)

October 10, 2005

Chap 6-8 Elements of Journalism

The Elements of Journalism (Ch 6 to 8) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I found the chapter on Investigative Journalism to be very good. Whenever I think of journalism I do automatically think of a reporter digging up information about something the public should know. I was surprised to learn about the three main forms. I also learned how journalism needs to report not only on the bad of things, but should balance out with the good of things also.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 8:17 PM | Comments (0)

Morgan Spurlock Article

Ex 2-1b: Morgan Spurlock article -- News Writing (EL 227)

My article Dealt with the lecture that Morgan Spurlock gave in Cecillian Hall. Since I am not sure how to explain exactly what my article contained, I thought I'djust blog my favorite part of it.

Spurlock went on, in a very humorous way, to explain how McDonalds reacted after the movie was released. “The movie took off in a way I never expected. Even the people who contributed to the movie didn’t expect it,” said Spurlock. He mentioned several “coincidences” that occurred after the movie was released. This included the fact that after the premiere of Super Size Me at the Sundance movie festival, McDonalds actually got rid of the super sized portions. Also, Spurlock added, “After the movie was released sales plummeted 75%.”

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Article examples Oct 5

AP Guide to News Writing (Ch 5 to 7) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I got a real kick out of the example articles Jerz used. I liked the one example that made fun of the CNN network. All example showed me something. Not to try and change the rules of grammar. Do not be such an opinionated reporter to the point of sounding like a little child. Also, be weary of run on sentences.

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Chap 5 - 7

AP Guide to News Writing (Ch 5 to 7) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I found chapter six of the reading to be the most informative. I also learned how to avoid sudden shift while writing. I did not realize that some words could point to a sudden shift in sentence.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 7:30 PM | Comments (0)

October 9, 2005

Faustus

Marlowe, Faustus (to end of Act II) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Faustus: The reward of sin is death? that's hard.


It seems that Faustus is surprised that if he sins he is closer to hell. yet later n the story he is toying with the devil himself.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 7:16 PM | Comments (0)

October 7, 2005

Lecture

Attend Morgan Spurlock lecture. -- News Writing (EL 227)

I thought the lecture was great. I learned some things i really did not know about the fast food industry. I thought Spurlock was an excellent speaker also.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 5:12 PM | Comments (0)

October 6, 2005

Background info on Corpus Christi

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I found the background information on Corpus Christi plays helpful. It seemed to be a good way to get people interested in the church back in the day. I wonder if we still had things of this nature, people would become more attracted to the church. I do know that passion plays at easter and christmas plays at churches do attract people these days.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:17 PM | Comments (0)

Background info on Corpus Christi

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I found the background information on Corpus Christi plays helpful. It seemed to be a good way to get people interested in the church back in the day. I wonder if we still had things of this nature, people would become more attracted to the church. I do know that passion plays at easter and christmas plays at churches do attract people these days.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:17 PM | Comments (0)

Background info on Corpus Christi

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I found the background information on Corpus Christi plays helpful. It seemed to be a good way to get people interested in the church back in the day. I wonder if we still had things of this nature, people would become more attracted to the church. I do know that passion plays at easter and christmas plays at churches do attract people these days.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:17 PM | Comments (0)

Background info on Corpus Christi

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I found the background information on Corpus Christi plays helpful. It seemed to be a good way to get people interested in the church back in the day. I wonder if we still had things of this nature, people would become more attracted to the church. I do know that passion plays at easter and christmas plays at churches do attract people these days.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:17 PM | Comments (0)

Crucifixion

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

1 Soldier: It must be done by us, indeed. No more; let's do this speedily

This showed me how this was just another job to the soldiers. They did not realize how important this certan crucifixion really was.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:00 PM | Comments (0)

The Creation and Fall of Lucifer

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Bad Angel: From Heaven , we fall to our ends;
I think that to woe we are bound.


This was the only line i really understood from the play. To me it meant that we all are doomed to be fall from grace.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 5:46 PM | Comments (0)

October 4, 2005

Fuddy Meers

Lindsay-Abaire, Fuddy Meers -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Richard: I love your mother, Kenny. Very much. I know you harbor some animosity for me, but I've tried to be a good husband and a good father. And I've misplaced your mother, I've lost everything.

I felt at this point that Richard may not of have been the enemy in the play. I could tell he was truly stressed out and cared for his family.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 6:29 PM | Comments (0)

Questions for Morgan Spurlock

Ex 2-1a: Speaker Advance Preparation. -- News Writing (EL 227)

I don't really know what to ask Mr. Spurlock sine he has probably been asked the same questions several times. was thinking questions along that dealt with the actual process of his health deceasing.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 2:12 PM | Comments (1)

October 2, 2005

Cover page

Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL250/009936.php
This page included my first two blogsand my first response on Heart in the Ground. This is when i first started to understand how to use the blogging and state my opinion on plays.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL250/009935.php
This was my blog on Trifles. I commented on a certain line from the play. I also commented on other students comments.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL250/010008.php
This was my blog on the play Traction. I commented on a line from the play. i also commented on other students comments.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL250/009934.php
This was my blog on CST. I commented on what I thought about the reading.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL250/009939.php
This was my blog and response on A Doll House. I talked about how i felt about a certain line in the play. I also repsonded to a comment by David Denniger.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/act_2_the_dollh.html#comments
This was my blog for Act 2 of The Dollhouse. I commented on a certain line in the play and also received a comment from Kayla Sawyer.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/foster_how_to_r.html#comments
This was my comment on chapter 1-3 I of how to read literature like a professor. I talked about how one chapter helped me identify a character in a Doll House. I alo received a comment from Katie Aikins.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/treadwell_machi.html#comments
This was my blog on scenes 1-5 of Machinal. I commented on a certain line fromthe play.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/response_to_kev.html#comments
this was my blog in response to kevin's blog.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/response_to_ama.html
This was my blog in response to Amanda's blog.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/free.html#comments
This was my blog on the play Free. I commented on a certain line from the play. I also received a comment from Kevin Hinton.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/jewellers_shop.html
This was my blog on The Jeweller's Shop. I picked a certain line from the play and commented on it.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/peer_blogging_d.html
This was my blog on Dead Man Walking. I picked a line from the play and commented on it.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/oedipus.html
This was my blog on Oedipus. I picked a line from the play and commented on it.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/reflection_on_g.html
This was my reflection on the group presentations. I commented on how I felt the presentations went.


http://blogs.setonhill.edu/RachelPrichard/2005/09/was_oedipus_fra.html
This was my blog on the academic reading. I commented on what I learned from the reading.


Posted by RachelPrichard at 11:18 PM | Comments (1)

Everyman

Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

"Yet in my mind a thing there, All my life I have loved riches, If that my good now help me might He would make my heart I will speak to him in distress. Where art thou my goods and riches?"

I felt this line talked about how everyman feels about his love of material things. He seems to feel that they are of no use to him now.

Posted by RachelPrichard at 8:03 PM | Comments (1)