Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nansi: What I learned this week

This week we discussed what it means to be a journalist and our final project. The definition we came up with is that a journalist is a person who reports true information to a relevant audience.. I still feel that a journalist is some type of storyteller. We also researched our topics and contacts for the final project we are going to do. I'm not so sure which topic I want to research. Prank calling is humorous and interesting to talk about, but abortion is a topic that is almost always being debated. It also affects many people, but then I think I don't want to do it. I feel it's too serious. I'll probably just talk to mentor about it. Anyway, today we interviewed the youth from Phillips who will paint a mural. Ayinde and I interviewed two people: Lani and Benjamin. Benjamin was a bit shy and nervous, so we didn't ask him many questions, but Lani was very outgoing and liked to talk about the project. Overall, this week was fun and I look forward to the 4th of July.


  1. Nansi- Yes, I think a journalist is a type of storyteller, as well.

    Do you think you should ask fewer questions to someone who is "shy and nervous"? How do you go about interviewing these people?

  2. I think I should make them feel comfortable in some way, but with two awkward, shy, and nervous people that might be hard...