Third Step in Appreciating News Writing
It truly is unbelievable that it is time for our third portfolio for Newswriting. Over these past three to four months, I have struggled with news writing, related it to my other English courses, and have come to appreciate it. It has helped me in that I believe I am a more specific writer due to word limits and encouragement to use active rather than passive verbs. I've struggled with not writing in chronological order when I have covered an event, such as Dr. Stephan Jacob's "Holocaust and Genocide: What's in a Name?" speech during the Holocaust Education Conference at Seton Hill. Overall, I have developed a more positive attitude towards this course and news writing in general. However, it is still not my prefered style of writing or occupation. So, here is a list of my blogs during this part of the semester dealing with coverage, depth, interaction, discussions, and timeliness.
Unidentified - I searched for two breaking news stories that I thought would be ongoing stories.
I Like This - I discussed why I enjoy editorials.
Reality in Journalism - I blogged about how news writing is a learning experience for the readers and writers, and keeping readers in mind while reporting a story.
Hard Work - I argued for both sides of the news writing world - the journalists and the public.
You Can Never Know Too Much - I liked how editors and journalists still take classes to further their knowledge on news writing and reporting.
Following Breaking News 1 - I commented on Kaitlin's blog about the ongoing breaking news stories.
They Have to Make the Right Mistakes - I commented on Katie's blog concering drafts.
Sorry Mom - I commented on Aja's blog regarding how some people immediately believe everything they hear in the news.
Discussions - fellow classmates commented on my blogs, listed below.