TOPIC 1) introduction (even though you already know me…)
- I am continuing my journalism major
- See the above statement
- I am really interested in learning whether or not I have to stick to a basic, simple, monotone Voice when I write my journalism pieces (the type that get used for practically every newspaper story)
- I’m a self-titled fashion nerd. I take pride in what I wear, and I love following the trends. The industry in and of itself fascinates me, and I view fashion as an artform and a necessity.
TOPIC 2) #goals
- learn the AP STYLE GUIDE rules
- put together a social media account that is specifically for my journalism adventures
- learn more about what it’s like to do this professionally
Topic 3) My First News Story
- Chess Club
- the captain of the chess club, a member of chess club, webpage about the history and benefits of Chess
- 1) why chess?
2) what’s your history with it?
3) how long have you been playing for?
4) is chess outdated, or not at all?
5) what do you have planned for the club?
topic 1) my biggest challenge
- making sure i did not misquote Carmela (chess club advisor)
- ask to voice record the interview, double check her for quotes
- I didn’t mind doing interviews whatsoever, but that could be because I am sociable. Next time, I need to bring a recording device and bring two different colored pens so I make sure that I jot down everything I need to
- Edna hates how common murders have become. “How dehumanizing to be regarded merely as numbers in the mounting statistics of death. They deserved better.” (Chapter 1)
- The little stories aren’t just important, they matter. Everybody’s story deserves to be heard and not disregarded as “yet another murder.”
TOPIC 1) SPJ CODE OF ETHICS
- Be accountable. You want to be respectful as a journalist. Yes, the others are of great importance, but you are responsible for how someone gets portrayed as. You are responsible to “seek [the] truth and reporting] it.” You are the one whose job is going to be minimizing harm that someone could receive by this story (portrayal of a “bad guy). You are the one who is telling the story, and so you better tell it right ─ fair, and just.
TOPIC 2: Story #2 update
- SLC after their president stepped down
- The Student Leadership Council’s Vice President, Eric Slyter, understands that many students have concerns and wants you to know that the Student Leadership Council (SLC) is advocating for you.
- 1) Eric Slyter
2) SLC member
3) What student/students want from the SLC
- FIVE QUESTIONS
- Why did former president Paola leave?
- What is it like now that she’s left?
- What are you in charge of as VP?
- What are your goals for this year?
- What do you want students to know about the SLC?
TOPIC 1) PROFILES
- DEBORAH BOULANGER, founder of First Hand Seconds Unique Boutique & Chicee-Chicee bridal boutique
- All proceeds from both boutiques go towards Mercy House, a charity that supports wives who have been sexually assaulted, and her families. Each boutique provides high-quality fashions and formalwear.
- my five questions:
- Why did you want to start FIRST HAND SECONDS?
- What is your favorite part of the job..
- The clothes you sell are so fashionable and affordable, and I know you get the occasional designer piece. Are you picky about what gets sold here?
- How have the women who have been sexual assault victims been impacted by FHS?
- Why should someone shop at here instead of at a chain store like Kohls?
- KYLE MORRIS, VET, SAFE HAVEN HUMANE SOCIETY
- How did you get started here at Safe Haven?
- What have your jobs been, and what is your current job now?
- Do you ever get too attached to the pets that you guys receive?
- I know you want to be a vet, but what kind of vet are you going to be?
- How has Safe Haven affected your life?
TOPIC 2) ETHICS
- McDuffie: Edna does everything in her power to make sure McDuffie’s name gets cleared, and that he doesn’t come off as a bad guy. She also makes it clear that it was the police’s fault for abusing their power.
- McDuffie gets pulled over for popping a wheelie. McDuffie confronts the police, who end up beating and killing McDuffie. He doesn’t take the freeway entrance to freedom, but surrenders to the police. “To the man on the motorcycle, it must have looked as if every cop in the world was arriving.”
- I love hearing other people’s sides of the stories ─ like the piece I did on the SLC ─ and my goal is to try and make sure that both sides of the story get told. That’s what I also tried to do with my sexual education “opinion” piece for the March 2 issue of THE COMMUTER as well. I would have done the exact same thing, and pushed for the justification of McDuffie’s name. McDuffie was a completely innocent man; if he was white, there probably would have been outrage over the police’s brutal attacks.
topic 1) mid-term check-up
- My best piece of work thus far is the piece I did on chess club that’s on my blog. (“Checkmate!”) I wanted to keep it short and sweet, while featuring a picture of
- Richard took me aside and said that I need to not over evaluate the articles that I write, and I know exactly what he means. I just need to make the edits that other students make for me and go from there. (I’ll sometimes rewrite a paragraph or a few sentences for the sake of clarity or grammar.)
- I’m probably summarizing the entirity of Corpse when I say this, but Edna does a great job of giving the reader the gory, graphic details of everything she’s learned while on the job. I don’t think she limits journalism to being all about writing stories that would otherwise go unheard. I think it also goes into detail about what crimes happen, how they happen, and what the crimes conclude to.I often joke that my job keeps me single and celibate. But actually, celibacy may not be so awful after all. Sex gets people killed, put in jail, beaten up, bankrupted, and disgraced, to say nothing of ruined ─ personally, politically, and professionally. Looking for sex can lead you to misfortune, and if you get lucky and find it, it can leave you maimed, infected, or dead.
Other than that, it’s swell; the great American pastime.
- I need to get more interview practice in. I just need to be fully comfortable with talking to random people and asking them questions. I really need to volunteer to do another Campus Voice, and bring in the camera I loaned for Photo-J.
TOPIC 2: PROFILE SUBJECT — Now that you’ve settled on your profile subject, fill in these blanks:
Full name: Kyle Morris
Claim to fame: Vet, Safe Haven Humane Society
Source 1: Kyle
Source 2: Co-worker
Source 3: One of the hierarchies of Safe Haven, or his professor.
Question 1: How did you get started with Safe Haven?
Question 2: When did you know that this was going to be your
Question 3: Why is there always a push to adopt a dog rather than get a breeder dog?
Where do you intend to observe your subject “in action”?
At Safe Haven, doing his job. He helps heal the animals who may be sick or injured. He has also been in charge of adoption in the past. (He was there when I chose my dog back in 2012.)
Topic 1) I was absent when Kyle Odegard was here.
Topic 2) My next story My current story is about Barbie; my next story is going to be a Deadpool review (I am going to go see Deadpool on premiere night, Feb. 12.)
- “The New Culinary Kitchen Heats Up” by Brian. http://brianhausotter.blogspot.com/ He does a fantastic job of elaboating how beneficial the grant was to the culinary program, and how students will benefit from this in the long run. It was also super short to read, and felt like it was written by someone at the Democrat-Herald.
- I would have marked some parts of the story where the wording and the grammar was a bit off. I would have also added more detail to the third and fourth paragraphs for clarity.
- I would ask to sit-in on one of the culinary classes, and observe how students are better able to learn in the class. I would also ask students how they are benefiting from the upgrade.
Week 9 – Cover Letter