September 07, 2005

Journalism is much tougher then expected.

I'm a senior, so I've defintely had my fair share of lit. courses, but this is my first journalism course. I didn't expect it to be easy, but it's much more challenging then I thought. I just finished our first big assignment and, frankly, it's awful. I've read all the chapters assigned and I've tried to simplify and thin out all the "puff" in my work - let's just say I need some serious
de-puffing. I hope I'll get some help in class, I certainly need it. Maybe I'll trade someone for lit. from me for help on my news writing. Anyone interested?

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 7, 2005 12:11 AM

Katie, don't worry. I'm asking you to learn a writing style that's very different from the style you've produced throughout your major.

I expect that everyone will need to do some work on their first draft -- that's why you're submitting it in two parts. It's not awful just because it needs revision -- it's a draft.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 7, 2005 12:48 AM

I agree with you Katie. I am finding it hard as well to adjust to this new way of writing and even thinking.

Posted by: Ashley Welker at September 7, 2005 05:23 PM

I think Katie complains too much about things.




Posted by: Mike at September 9, 2005 01:16 AM

Katie, I share your sentiments--journalism is challenging. Tracking down interviews is one of the toughest aspects for me. I think a journalist needs a net-work of contacts.

Posted by: NancyGregg at September 11, 2005 05:44 PM
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