Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Outliers

I started reading the book Outliers because we were assigned to read a book by a famous Journalisit.
I wrote a poem in response to what I read.


Long live, the long lived Rosetas,
Hearty diet, or so the doctors assumed,
Heart disease free, since 1882,
Outliers is what they are,
And you can be too.
It's easy you see,
Just change what you do.
Study the Rosetas, and how they live,
Simple, like times that have past,
They share and they give.
What makes them different,
From you and I,
Not too much, except for the age that they die.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Personality Profile Review

I read Charels Scudder's interview with Nancy Streets-Lyons that can be found here, http://hearstfdn.org/hearst_journalism/competitions.php?type=Writing&year=2013&id=16.

Charels must have had to ask her about her life in college, and her struggles during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Personality Profiles are nice because you can learn a lot of information without actually meeting the person. I prefer talking to people in person myself, but sometimes that just doesn't work out. 
What makes a good interview? Most people think it is the interviewer that makes it a unforgettable, but I think that it is the person who is being interviewed that can really make the interview. My favorite interview is a Tim Westwood interview where he is interviewing the famous rapper, Tyler The Creator. The interview was good because Tyler pretty much just took over the interview. He talked about what he wanted to and he made it funny. Tim Westwood could not control him, and by the end of the interview, Tyler left with one of Westwood's most expensive autographed records.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Journalism looks like a classroom watching a movie and then writing a paper about it. Everybody is putting their opinion out for everybody else to look at, that's what I like about it. You get to learn about what interest other people and why it interest them. The other great part is that other people lean more about you, it's a great way to get to know each other.

There is a good and a bad everything, even cats. Bad journalism is journalism that tries to give other people a bad reputation by stretching the truth or lying. There is a difference between getting a bad reputation from fact and opinion. You can also get a good reputation, but you have to ear it, because sometimes journalist are hard to please.

I plan on going into film making after high school, soI guess when I am a famous director, I will have to deal with any movie critics. Every movie I make, there will be hundreds of critics judging every scene shot. No matter how good the movies are, there will still be bad reviews, because different journalist have different opinions. Everything has its opposite, so some might hate the movies even though others crown it as their favorite.

I read things like XXL Magazine and The Rolling Stone, because I like to hear all the latest news about my favorite Rappers. I like learning more about the celebrities that we idolize and hearing what they have to say in interviews. I like hearing news about which ones got arrested, or just had a baby, or how well their latest album is doing. Everything about them that interest me is right there in the magazine.

Journalism interests me because I really like paying attention to the media, and I feel like that is very important in journalism. The media is like the gossip queens of the real world, and what would school be without all the gossip. The media controls a lot more than it seems. They make trends popular by broadening them, they decide what we watch and what we talk about in pop culture. They tell us what is going on in our county, with politics, government, and military. Without Journalisim we would be blinded.