Chapter seven really focuses on news reporting. The chapter helps break down the information and teaches us how to formulate and correctly include the information in a more journalistic manner. As a journalist your role is to provide the truth to readers. Especially when writing news stories, a journalist either gains a reputation for being truthful or their reputation as a reporter becomes the one who provides “fake” news. The chapter has a piece about sports and how everyone sees the same game, so you need to make sure you get all of your facts correct before publishing your report.  

Chapter 8 really focuses around beat reporting. At first, I had no idea what beat reporting was, I had an idea, but this chapter really showed me what it was. Beat reporting really tries to focus on one thing at a time, and explains why one needs to really dive deep into a certain topic to get the best story. Beat reporting really shows the ins and outs of the story, and gives the reader a more detailed look into a situation than he/she might get if the story was covered by a generic reporting approach. I plan on trying to really implement beat reporting into some of my stories later to help better understand the situations and give the best, deepest, and most intriguing story I can get. 


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