Knight talks about editors losing jobs because they violated the ethics of journalism. Writer’s who tend to break these ethics, write false stories that appear to be true. Readers want to read the truth, some writers. Knight spoke about respecting the reader. To my understanding, Knight wants readers to understand information correctly. So the reader can create their own opinion.
Filak and Knight both speak about the accuracy of writing. Don’t generalize ideas and make sure you gather all material. Being able to react is important while doing journalism. Must be able to adapt an interview even thought you came prepared for something different.
When interviewing, you receive first person information. It allows remarks and questions to be answered correctly. In media writing, interviewing gives the writer room to be creative with their questions. When asking the right questions, you have to be careful. You never fully know how the one being interviewed will react.
Personally, I believe the best source is the direct source. You must be able to gain information from the interviewee. A lede is hard to come by when going to other sources. Sometimes you receive little information or just wrong information. Writers must be careful when directing an interview as well. You must be able to feel the person being interviewed. You must understand that not every story can b e the same. Like Knight says, there is not just one way to write a lede,
Having a strong lede at the start of a story is huge, it is used to capture the readers attention. Filak and Knight both characterize a lede as the biggest part in a story. In journalistic writing, lede’s are how stories get published. I have been use to introduction paragraphs but it is very identical to a lede. Grabbing the readers attention is not always that easy, sometimes the paper is not about something interesting . Filak helps to highlight to the reader it can sometimes come easy. Knight takes a different approach but in the end, the result is to grab the readers attention.
My name is Cameron James and I am currently entering my fourth year of college. While I say that, I must include the fact that this is also my fourth college. Out of high school I went to Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. That is where I first went to play baseball. Like many other college athletes, I decided it was not right for me and transferred again to play baseball at Georgia Highlands in Cartersville, Ga. There is where I felt like I had to grow up quick. Unlike Reinhardt, Highlands is what you call a “JUCO” which means junior college. I did not play baseball that year because of credit issues. So after it technically being my sophomore I was considered to be a Red-shirt freshman on the baseball field. So, after Highlands I transferred to South Georgia State in Douglas,Ga. This was an entirely new area to me. I had never experienced the type of I met there anywhere else. There, I grew to be the person I am today. So now it is 2018, and I find myself here at Piedmont. I graduated in the year 2015 from Kell high School in Marietta, Ga. Although I went to high school there I am originally from Macon, Ga. As you can tell I have been everywhere but lately it has been for something I love, which is the game of baseball.