With creating a story package in the back of the Feature Coverage class’s minds, the students attend the seminar centred on reporting and the digital age.
“I found the seminar very interesting,” Woodhaven student Brianne Twiddy said. “I liked how they discussed the difference the new media has made and how it has affected everyone.”
The students’ goal is to write a feature story package on one of the two seminars or the concert at night. They must do intense research while also including an infographic to go along with it. Twiddy chose to write about the seminar and how reporting has changed.
“I’ve learned that to find the right source you have to find people that aren’t just connected to the story,” Twiddy said. “If you’re at a football game, don’t just talk to the coaches; try to find some different sources.”
Through researching and writing Twiddy has learned a lot from the class such as creating infographics, how to cover a story in a unique way, and finding the right sources.
“I’m trying to help them get a good story idea with a unique angle,” Feature Coverage instructor Julia Satterthwaite said. “I want them to ask interesting questions and push the envelope a little more.”