Knight’s points about editorializing and using euphemisms are great reminders of things to consider while writing journalistically. I know that personally, I struggle with too much embellishing and too much creativity in a lot of my pieces. I typically have to tone them down a bit in order to be considered a journalistic piece so this chapter really helped. I have dog-eared a couple of the pages for future reference.
Filak’s chapter 2 was a great reminder that you have to really consider the whole story before digging into it. This is something I’m pretty good at. I think my creativity plays a great role here, in that I try to see the whole picture in my head and then execute the steps to make it happen. Comparing story writing to a recipe was a great analogy. I also enjoyed the photo from one of my favorite series, Mad Men at the beginning of the chapter!