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September 15, 2005

Reflection: Reporting on a Real Story

Actually covering an event like the Honor's Convocation is far different from writing a news article in an excercise. I had to be far more careful about accurately relating the events that happened and the things people said. Quotes in particular were important to capture word for word, so as to not change their intended message. I see now the value of a handheld recording device. My focus had to remain steady throughout the event, something that wouldn't have otherwise happened, because I had to be the eyes and ears of people unable to attend. It was a good to learn what the stresses and pressures of real life journalism coverage and deadlines feels like.

Posted by DavidDenninger at September 15, 2005 08:55 PM


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