You’re almost there — you can see the finish line. And you’ve learned a lot about reporting.
You’ve learned how to talk to total strangers about subjects you knew nothing about 10 minutes before the interview. You’ve figured out how to organize your thoughts at the speed of light. Or, at least, you’re getting there.
And you’ve learned how to write concisely. But that’s the work of a lifetime.
So, now, sum it all up in one word, and a couple of simple, supporting sentences. What one word would you use to describe the experience of reporting? And what was the single most important thing you’ve learned in the past five weeks that you would like to pass on to the incoming crew? Maybe it was an experience you had. Maybe it was something someone said to you — an editor, a person you interviewed, someone who gave you feedback on one of your stories.
Post a comment below, or just start thinking. I’m going to ask you this question again in class tomorrow (this is a warm-up).