Thursday, May 08, 2008

What Should Young Journalists-in-Training Learn to Do?

Interesting discussion over at the blog of my feature writing class concerning the multimedia stuff -- blogs, photos, slideshows, short news videos -- I tried to give them a taste of this semester.

Kids don't think it was a success. Grads think it was a good idea, though the degree of success achieved they cannot judge.

But it is an informative discussion, at least to me. It is not a Socratic question, the answer already in the asker's mind, that answer a gate through which the askees will finally be prodded, as the interrogative mood turns into the imperative.

I really don't know what I should be doing -- if where how, the whole package of puzzlement.

Like the following: worth the trouble??

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