The time has come for Portfolio 2. I feel I have greatly improved upon my blog posts since the previous portfolio. I have read all the chapters and have been commenting on my peers’ posts. My posts this time were more in depth and incorporated my own interpretation of what I have learned about journalism thus far. My timelessness could have been better of course with getting the blog posts done on the day they were assigned, but they were still completed. My strongest areas this portfolio is intertexuality and discussion.
My blog post, PAJ Ch 6 is appropriate for this area; depth. I chose to bring up the idea of the Vegas shooting which I stated, was extremely relevant. The chapter talked about the obligation of a journalist to gather information and get that information to people so they can make their own judgements about the topic. The downside is that journalist may hurt people in the process. This is where I went into depth on this post to show what areas journalists must be cautious with.
Another post, PAJ Ch 2, would also be suitable.This post I went into detail about what happened with the “Rolling Stone” article about a rape on a college campus. I went on in depth how one journalist got so caught up with one person’s story she forgot to fact check and released a false story.
One of my most recent risky post was, PAJ Ch 6. This post I demonstrated how risky the profession of a journalist is by stating that their job is to inform people but also how this way of informing people can also harm them. This was also risky because I tied it into the recent tragic in Las Vegas.
Another post I was a little risky on was, PAJ Ch 5. This post I talked about hyper local news. Instead of just giving a brief preview of the topic within the chapter I went a step further. I decided to be risky and incorporate my own knowledge of hyperlocal as an example. This was risky because I wasn’t sure if it was the best example but the example is what I interpreted hyper-local news as.
A blog post for discussion that is suitable would be, NPPA COE. This post I really liked. In class and I discussed that there all multiple sides to every story. I commented on a few peers’ post stating why I agreed that a picture can help make a news story. Also why photojournalism is important to show multiple sides (angles) of the story to express emotion.
Another post that is appropriate for discussion is, PAJ Ch 4. This post we discussed together in the classroom. I brought and discussed the topic that ads are a way news companies get money to fund their resources. I also discussed in class how various social media companies use ads as well.
For intertextuality one post of mine would be, ASNE SoP. In this post I went over and stated that most of the code of ethics in the “Principles of American Journalism” are repeated. I also noted the idea that since they are repeated, they obviously must go together and play an important part in a journalist’s career.
Another post suitable is, RTDNA CoE. This post I talked again how the code of ethics is severely stressed. The one main ethic is I see brought up over and over again is truth and accuracy. This is something I have learned is extremely important as a journalism student. I also talked about the importance of pointing out your own errors because in the real world, you will not always have editors to check your work as we discussed in class.
A post that fits into timeliness is ASNE SOP. My timeliness for these post was a bit late for when I completed it. Even though I posted it a little later than usual I was still able to take the time to read through the ethics and understand the content to form a blog post. My other post have been done on time and early with some.
A post for coverage would be SAEW COE. This post was not one I covered very well. I could have covered the idea of technology a lot more in detail. I did choose a quote and explain why but, as stated previously, I could have wrote more content. Another post suitable would RTDNA CoE. This post I think went over better than the blog stated before. I stated two quotes and covered each ethic and incorporated them with what I have learned thus far in journalism.
Portfolio 2 is done. I think I did better this time around. For example, I used two blog posts for every category. This is something I did not do well last time. I believe my timeliness still is a work in progress. I have this time completed all posts but two were just late this time. As far as coverage goes, I had one post I could have went more in detail with. Thus far, I have done pretty good adding more content. For future blog posts, I think starting even earlier would give me the better opportunity to go more in detail and loo back to previous posts and incorporate what I have learned.
Source: Portfolio 2