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  • Dear William,
    I am very moved by your post, “Writing, Life, and Me: My Journalist Bio,” because getting into Entertainment and Opinion, as a freshmen, is so remarkable! It is really cool that you are interested in film!
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Is there someone else out there who knows about us while we remain obliv…Read More

  • Dear William,
    I am very moved by your post, “Writing, Life, and Me: My Journalist Bio,” because getting into Entertainment and Opinion, as a freshmen, is so remarkable! It is really cool that you are interested in film!
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Is there someone else out there who knows about us while we remain…Read More

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    Isabella Voos- My bio!

    My name is Isabella Voos and I am a News editor for the Rampant Lines newspaper at J.H. Rose Highschool in Greenville, NC. I’m a senior and have always been focused on my academics. I j

    The many details that make my Spread

    Isabella Voos- My bio! My name is Isabella Voos and I am a News editor for the Rampant Lines newspaper at J.H. Rose Highschool in Greenville, NC. I’m a senior and have always been focused on my academics. I joined...

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    • Dear Isabella:

      I am very impressed by your post, “The many details that make my spread,” because of how clearly you state your ambitions. You’re very direct in your writing and unafraid to talk about your ideas. You’re also very clear in stating why you chose Journalism and what it means to you.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Many find some news stories to be kind of boring, like ballet, but I feel like with my creative outlook on things, I can put a different angle on it to make it more interesting. ” I think this is descriptive and helpful because it adds a comparison and visual for readers that helps them grasp your meaning. It makes your point very clear and tells readers that, while you enjoy news, you still can be creative with it.

      Another sentence that I noticed was: “With all of this being said, I would not want it to be detrimental to anyone on either side.” This stood out for me because it shows that you aren’t afraid to write something controversial, but you still care for people’s feelings and do not wish your writing to be harmful to anyone. I think this is a very important quality that every good writer must have.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time last year, when I was just learning about Journalism and joining, I was told that I could submit an audition article of sorts to see if I could become a writer for opinion or entertainment. I thought being a writer for news certainly showed promise, but I decided to apply for entertainment and opinion because of the creativity they offered. In talking about your creative outlook, I was reminded how my creative outlook encouraged me to apply for and eventually become a writer for opinion. I enjoy taking new angles on ideas, much like you have said about yourself.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of your unique and descriptive way of how you express yourself. You are great at helping readers identify with you, something that many writers struggle to grasp. In the meantime, keep up the good work and don’t stop making your ideas known to the world.

    • Dear Isabella:

      I am happy to see your post, “The many details that make my Spread,” because of how it brings a new perspective to news writing. You make the point that news writing is very direct, but can still convey emotion. It can also accurately portray both light- hearted and serious topics.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This year, I chose to write for News again because I like the precision and accuracy of every story.” I think this is true because of the language used in news. It does not allow for descriptors using opinion. This ensures that stories are accurate and precise, like you point out.

      Another sentence that I like was: “Sometimes during an interview, students will not say their entire thoughts just because they may be published and fear that people will judge them; however I have always wanted to write a controversial story.” This stood out for me because of how finding good interview subjects is often half the battle.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I was doing quick interviews for the From the Halls column and nobody want to be interviewed. Finally, the one person who agreed found out about the picture that would accompany the quote and promptly refused. Eventually, a few people agreed, I was surprised by how so many people were worried to have their opinion published.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of the perspective you bring to news writing. With your interest both in the arts and in covering controversial issues, you could cover a wide variety of topics.

    • Dear Isabella:

      I was very drawn to your story mainly because I found someone who agrees with me on one thing, “There is no room for inferring or “adding fluff.” News is good for getting straight forward to the facts and the important events at Rose.” Journalism is so special and different from any other writing type because it conveys an intriguing story and at the same time the writer has to point out the evidence, all the facts. Others believe journalism is taking your own twist/ version on a story and modifying the reality to fit the audience’s interests, “add fluff”, as you said before. Our job as journalists is to write about something and put the facts out into the world and it is our responsibility to put our special touch on it by making it interesting and draw people to it without changing the reality of the story.
      As to influencing people to speak their mind and don’t mind being judged, try to show them or speak to them about the benefits of their opinion, that there are people out there who agree with them and they are representing that population. Maybe this will help and get ideas across to your friends:

      https://www.more.com/lifestyle/why-its-important-voice-your-opinions/

      Good luck to you and keep on writing!

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