Sunday, October 21, 2007

A seperated but connected community

1) CYG10-21-07
2) Culture
3) -Proximity: youth groups in the surrounding area
-Prominence: youth leaders are well known in their respective groups and communities, which would give the readers a very good chance of being able to relate
-Other(emotional): many of the communities in these churches are very emotionally and spiritually involved with their groups
4) The story will be about the differences in environment and angles as far as the teaching is concerned. Many misconceptions surround certain youth groups thoughts and attitudes toward other groups.
5) I will contact the youth leaders of some of the surround youth groups in churches in the area. I will also interview many of the participants in these youth groups.
6) The kind of church, and the general angle of how things are run in the different groups
7) How teaching methods and environments differ between different churchs. Why some of the misconceptions come about. When different groups meet.
8) Pictures of the services, the kids who are participating in the group
9) The individual churchs and leaders
10) Most youth services happen on wednesday nights, so it will take a few weeks to complete the observations and story

New senior lunch priviledges; stricter and enforced

1) SLP10-21-07
2) Features
3) -proximity: involved with the high school, seniors in particular
-conflict: if juniors feel that since they have drivers licenses too, that they should have the same priviledges
- other(progress): this is a change from the existant, but not enforced rules of previous years
4) The story will be about the new regulations and priviledges laid out for the senior class of 2008 at the highschool. Previously open lunch has technically been for seniors only but this rule was disregarded and underclassmen were leaving at their leisure. Now this new rule has cracked down on the open lunch policy and has stirred up some disgruntled emotions from juniors who also have drivers licenses
5) I would contact the principal in order to ask a few questions about the policy and to request the name of the security personnel who are posted at the school entrance from time to time. I would also ask a few juniors and seniors what their opinions are on the policy.
6) The exact rule from the policy book of the school
7) Why they put this policy in place, when it was decided upon, how long it is intended to be in effect, who will be enforcing it full time? The standard who, what, where, when, why
8) The security personnel posted at the entrance, pictures of seniors displaying the passes to leave
9) Security personnel and students
10) Getting a meeting scheduled with the security personnel

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Curiosity Is A Necessity

Of the six aspects of being a good reporter that the article "To Be A Successful Reporter", I believe that curiosity is one of the most important. Curiosity is what a reporter runs off of and what drives him (apart from paying the bills and a love of journalism of course). Curiosity leads a reporter to investigate and dig up information that isn't on the surface and that the other newspapers and reporters don't have. A good reporter investigates the past and present of his subject, thoroughly digging into the meat of the story. A good reporter needs the information and details that the other reporters don't have, that's what makes him a good reporter. So in all, curiosity is a definite must when it comes to being a successful reporter.