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December 1, 2005

Not too bad...I guess...

Well, class is almost over. I thought that I should take a few minutes and comment on what I wrote on the piece of paper that Dr. Jerz suggested we write on. I HATE NEWSWRITING!! Not the class, the writing style. I can't do it. I have tried and tried and tried and I just don't get it. However, I learned a lot from this class. I think that it's a class that every news consumer should take (although that is impossible). I'm glad to have broadened my writing horizons, so to speak, and learned something about news. Before this class, I would watch the news on TV and never think twice. I would pick up a newspaper and read the first few lines and think, "Hm, read the first few lines and I know the what this is about. I don't have to read anymore." I thought it was pretty clever. NEVER would have thought that it was intentional. ALTHOUGH, It Ain't Neccessarily So was rather repetitive and biased, I think that it had some of the most useful information that I have ever learned. DO NOT TRUST ALL OF THE STATISTICS THAT YOU READ! Everytime I read a statistic, in whatever class for whatever reason, I think of this lesson. Everytime someone tries to win an argument with me using statistics, I put an end to it immediately. So, all in all, I guess this class wasn't TOO bad...I guess;-)

Posted by CheraPupi at December 1, 2005 11:40 PM


I think your final feature is coming along nicely, but more important is your understanding that learning about how journalism shapes our views of society is important for everyone, not just journalism majors. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at December 5, 2005 10:33 AM

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