Monthly Archives: October 2010

Riding the elephant

The phrase “Don’t ride the elephant” may not mean a lot to the normal person, but it carries heavy meaning to a reporter. The phrase means to not get involved in the story to the point where you (the reporter) … Continue reading

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An original story possibility

Currently, I am starting to work at KOMU-TV, the station right by the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. I will shortly begin my reporter shifts there, and it is paramount to bring fresh story ideas to the table before each shift. … Continue reading

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A picture’s worth a thousand words

Last semester, for an assignment in a broadcast class, I had to put together a story based on information the teacher already gave the class. The story was about how Brian Storm, a University of Missouri alum, came to speak … Continue reading

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Adapting on the fly

For my last story, I reported on the WACKY Art Center that just opened on Hickman Avenue in Columbia. Erica Leach, the center’s owner, encourages parents to come in with their kids to make crafts together. Leach organizes all the … Continue reading

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