Saturday, October 1, 2011

Week 5: Peak and Pit

Week 5: Peak and Pit (High and Low)

Peak: Anchoring on Wednesday. It was my third time doing so! The feedback from my professor was super encouraging…and simultaneously giggle inspiring. Here are his words:
“After watching, no one can say you’re not enthused about doing the news.  You’re full of energy.  Lots of smiles reading the budget story….considering the impacts and the layoffs, a little too happy for that story (…) nice work.”
Maybe I should actually take his advice and “listen to the story.” AKA:  what is it saying? What words do I emphasize? What is the important part of the story? Putting happy and sad faces on your copy to prompt facial expression when glancing down isn’t advised, but neither is wearing the wrong emotion. Stopping publication funding and consolidating colleges isn’t necessarily a smiling matter. :)
Pit: Second midterm week. Two quizzes, producing, anchoring, a paper and an exam led to slight over-caffeination.
Peak of the Pit: After the fact, I realize the assignments really helped me grasp the material (mostly!). I got to know and spend time with more Murrow people. I did not catch a cold, as one is currently housed in our apartment. And I skyped with Riley last night (which is not quite related to this Pit. However, the time spent with him is always precious, and was a beautiful way to cap off the week). :)