Covering the Supreme Court justice protest on campus

Posted May 7, 2011

Outside of the University Center at the University Wisconsin River Falls protestors were supporting Supreme Court Justice Candidate Joanne Kloppenberg. This was my first time ever covering a protest. It’s something I would normally not go to, but I found the event very interesting. It was rainy and windy outside and with working for WRFW I am required to have sound. I was nervous my sound quality wouldn’t turn out so I stood very close to the speaker with my recorder covered by my hand to hide it from the rain. However when listening later I thought the gusts of wind happened to add a lot natural sound to the story. It sounded like you were there, at the protest. After creating a story using the sound, I got excited, almost a rush from going outside my comfort zone for a story. This story really helped me open up to other opportunities on campus for stories. One thing I wish I would have done differently is interviewed the activists after the event, however with time crunches, I had to leave for class making it tough to be a student as well as a journalist.