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Jen Turner is peacing out (June Article)

PORTFOLIO: Clippings & Comments

Journalist: Morgan Williamson

Article title: Jen Turner is peacing out

Appeared in ________June 2012__________ issue of The CavChron

 

List all editing errors you notice and how it should be I this piece:
There weren’t any editing errors that I noticed. I liked everything the way it was in the article and I thought the overall atmosphere of the piece was presented in a good fashion.

Describe any challenges you faced when researching and/or writng this piece:

There weren’t many challenges in writing this piece. Besides trying to set up an interview with Jen, it was fairly easy. I also had no trouble at all when I was finding background information about AmeriCorps. I enjoyed writing this article because I felt as though it was actually meaningful.

Critique your final, published draft—what are you pleased with? What would you change if you could re-publish it?

I’m really pleased with the picture of Jen; I think she looks gorgeous and I’m glad she suggested it for the article! I also really love how when people read the article they were impressed by the amount of energy and heart Jen has. It was exactly what I wanted people to understand after reading about AmeriCorps. I do wish, if I could republish, that I had more of a focus on Jen right at the start of my piece.

What did you learn through writing this piece?

Through writing this piece I learned that it’s important to put heart into your work. It really meant a lot to Jen to have people understand what she was planning on doing. Most people weren’t aware what the organization even was…I think being a journalist is about helping people understand certain things. I hope I did my job well!

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Ca$hing the $ummer $un (May Article)

PORTFOLIO: Clippings & Comments

Journalist: Morgan Williamson

Article title: Ca$hing in the $ummer $un

Appeared in ________May 2012__________ issue of The CavChron

List all editing errors you notice and how it should be I this piece:
A few spaces between words wasn’t made, and there were some sentences that may have sounded awkward because of word usage. Other than that the article seemed well-edited!

Describe any challenges you faced when researching and/or writng this piece:

A challenge I faced was getting diverse responses for my article. I didn’t want everyone to say the same thing about summer jobs! But a lot of people had the same opinion. Maybe next time I’d be better off taking a poll of what most people would do during the summer.

Critique your final, published draft—what are you pleased with? What would you change if you could re-publish it?

I’m pleased with the quotes I ended up finding. I thought they were funny and informative! I thought the overall article was appealing and I’d be interested in what people would say if I had seen the article, even though I may be biased. I never know what type of jobs to go for during the summer. If I could republish this I would rather have a different picture I think. Something more eye-popping.

What did you learn through writing this piece?

Through writing this piece I learned that it’s important to find diversity in the opinions of others. It’s not as fun when everyone is saying the same thing; it may be common but it’s not interesting. I also learned that I should learn to read my articles outloud a second time to make sure it sounds well-put together.

March 2012: Here come the Cavs

PORTFOLIO: Clippings & Comments

Journalist: Morgan Williamson

Article title: Here come the Cavs

Appeared in ________March 2012__________ issue of The CavChron

 

List all editing errors you notice and how it should be I this piece:
 I made a few errors grammatically, but they were simple mistakes like forgetting a comma or a semi-colon. I just needed to add them; there weren’t any big mistakes.

Describe any challenges you faced when researching and/or writng this piece:

A challenge I faced was actually getting the pictures for the piece. A lot of people don’t enjoy having their photo taken, so it was a lot of work to finally get the people I interviewed to let me take a picture. I thought the piece and the interviews went finely other than that.

Critique your final, published draft—what are you pleased with? What would you change if you could re-publish it?

I’m pleased with how informative the piece sounds. I wish I could have added some more information about the boy’s lacrosse team; my piece may have seemed biased because I talked a lot of the girl’s team, because I know more about it. I could’ve gone deeper into the boy’s season, but they really don’t say much! Anyway if I could change something about my piece it would be that.

What did you learn through writing this piece?

I learned that it’s good to sound respectful of people’s opinions, and that I want to inform my audience as much as I can. They don’t want all the fluff, they want the good stuff. At least that’s what I find I feel when I’m reading the paper; I just want the facts and I’m glad that that’s what my article provided. I also learned that I need to elaborate more on certain parts of my article (like the boy’s team), because I want it to be balanced.