Blogs

UWRF campus reporting not reality

May 9th, 2011

Reporting for the Student Voice this semester was everything that I had hoped it would be. It was exhilarating, challenging, fun, and easy. Now when I say it was easy, I don’t mean that I didn’t run into sources that were rude, that didn’t want to divulge information or that disregarded my emails. I also […]

UWRF staff worried about benefits

May 9th, 2011

One of the more memorable stories that I wrote this semester was about the budget repair bill and its potential impact on state employee’s retirement benefits. Throughout the semester, several of my contacts would inform me about newsworthy issues that they thought I should write about or at least look into. Around mid semester, one […]

Making your own future in journalism…

May 8th, 2011

It’s weird to think that after all these years of information gathering, reporting and media law classes that I am now suppose to go out into the world and show them what I can do with words. I have received the tools to succeed from people who have been there. I have written the stories […]

Do we actually cover the campus “community?”

May 8th, 2011

When asked to cover the campus community, as a reporter you really have to ask yourself what does this mean? To one reporter this could mean something completely different than it does to another. For me, this task was to cover groups that were not always recognized by campus media. What I found was that […]

Dance Theatre

May 8th, 2011

I found that the story that I enjoyed reporting on the most was the one about the Spring Concert Series presented by the participants of Dance Theatre. This was an organization that I was unfamiliar with until I was asked to cover this particular story. I had the honor to work with a group of […]

My first wrap around: Finals Fest

May 7th, 2011

Every time I think of this wrap around all I hear is “JASON DERULO”. My first wraparound was for finals fest at UWRF. Our guest was Jason Derulo. I initially did th story because I heard a lot of buzzing around campus wondering why he was coming and not someone else. I wanted to get […]

Being a journalist here on campus has changed me as a person

May 7th, 2011

Covering campus media was a HUGE battle for me. Journalism is my minor, and I was really out of my comfort zone in doing this. I don’t like getting in peoples faces or talking to strangers. I hated having to introduce myself and set up interviews. It was very challenging. My Professor and I butted […]

Covering the Supreme Court justice protest on campus

May 7th, 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 […]

Diversity in journalism

May 5th, 2011

I once believe that online video will slowly kill T.V. news broadcasting and that newspaper will probably lose readers, as they can get the information free online and was I wrong. Gaining the knowledge that I have today I believe that the future in Journalism will only expand in all levels of reporting because of […]

A story with an ethical decision.

May 4th, 2011

We discuss ethics in all of our journalism classes here at UW-River Falls. We are taught to try to report objectively, even though we will never fully achieve true objectivity. We are reminded day in and day out of the consequences for the reporter and the news organization if ethical standards are not adhered to […]