Tuesday, July 17, 2012
On Monday we took a trip to the state capitol, which is located in Saint Paul. It may seem irrelevant to go to the state capitol, well atleast for those who don't know how it relates to journalism. Have you ever wondered where most of the media has their offices in Minnesota? The answer to that is the state capitol. Important newspapers such as the Star Tribune, and MPR, and many more have their offices in the basement of the state capitol! We got to see all that first hand. I feel it is a great place for the media to be stationed where the political action takes place. To explain, the governer of our state has his office in the state capitol, political debates occur, politicians make laws, and people protest for new laws at the state capitol. Our tourist showed us the rooms where our politicians make new laws and debate. He also told us that the media is allowed to be there, and showed us exactly where they are permitted to be at political debates. This was a great learning experience and furthered my motivation into becoming a journalist!