In portfolio 1, I will be analyzing my past blogs and evaluating them into the the proper categories, depth, riskiness, discussion, intertextuality, timeliness, and coverage, for which each one is suitable. I will demonstrate why each blog fit into the category it did. After placing each into its own category I will then analyze my work thus far.
Depth: My first blog post,Eoj Ch 1 I go into detail about how the news plays a role in the lives of everyday people. The post goes on to talk about how truth in journalism is important and it gives a voice to the people. I then emphasize how the truth connects people within a community. Thus shedding light on current topics that are relevant to those people in the world today. I think I could have definitely went into more depth about this subject, but this was the first in depth blog I post reflecting my idea a as a new journalism student.
Riskiness: One of my riskier blog post would have to be the first one. Word Press Setup. I I was diving into the Seton Hill blog site which was brand new to me. This to me was risky because I was diving into it not knowing exactly what I was doing. My post,Eoj Ch 10, was also risky. I talked about the ideas of bureaucratic inertia and the human behavior in the news room. I discussed the idea that there can be politics in the news room. For example, stating that if someone does not like you, you will not rise in your career. The inertia idea was also risky because I talked about an idea I had not heard of before. The idea of people falling in the same daily routines day in and day out.
Discussion: The blog post that I go into discussion about and is the most suitable would be, RTDNA COE. In this post I show my ability to quote the passage not once but twice and discuss my ideas on each of the topics of journalism, truth and errors. I think this post shows my skills as a writer to take a passage from the text and reflect upon them through my own thoughts and previous learning in the course.
Intertextuality: A suitable post for this would be, Media Awareness Exercise, I analyzed videos of media and what the reporter did right or wrong. The post reflects upon my learning from the news writing class material. I was able to identify and incorporate my own thoughts and examine what the reporter was doing and how it affects the media. Also, while examining these videos, I used my knowledge to discuss how the media forces all this information on us and we have to decide what is and isn’t newsworthy.
Timeliness: All of my post so far have been on time. Although I missed a few post, which is entirely on me. My posts, Eoj Ch 9, Eoj Ch 10, and EoJ Ch 11. These posts I posted a day later, but I think even though they were late I was still able to discuss the ideas and passages I read. For future blog posts I need to make sure I have the posts published early so I can reflect back on what I wrote and expand on it.
Coverage: My post, Broadcast News Exercise, is a good fit for the area of coverage. I was able to take thirty minutes out my evening to sit down and cover the news. Not only just covering the ideas of the news but covering every thirty seconds of the news program. This post showed my skills as a student journalist to cover something for the first time. This was difficult keeping up with the program because of the switching of shots between reporters and the all the material thrown at me. In my coverage expedition I was able to uncover that the only material that is newsworthy is only about twenty minutes worth. The rest of the coverage was either ads or commercials for car companies.
I think thus far, I have done a good, not great job. As I said before, I missed a post in the past. I think to change this, I can do the readings earlier than I have before and publish my post early as well. This way I can go back to analyze what I read and what I wrote, possibly even expanding on it with new readings. For future blog, I want to make sure I write more content so I am confident enough to share my post with other students such as this one. My main goal is to have my future blog post be an example of mini-news articles that I can continuously improve upon.
: Portfolio 1