Again I find myself loving the visual elements of each chapter as well as the formatting that makes it easier to absorb. Most of chapter seven was a review for me – as dispatch reports follow most of the same rules, but I did find the sports reporting particularly interesting because I have never done it.
Chapter 8 reminded me of one of the first projects in Jackson’s Media Management class last semester. She asked us to go out and find anything interesting in the community to write about. I don’t think I had ever done that before, so it was interesting, to say the least. I did find the beats section very interesting but wonder if having that task as a professional might quickly become boring and stagnant? I guess if you were assigned to a beat that peaked your interests it would be fantastic.
The points about interviewing people for their personality profiles was well thought out, suggesting to include multiple interviews and gives the journalist several chances to really capture the essence of their piece.