Okay, don’t get me wrong but I love writing. But writing about the same topic every day and get a little annoying, tiresome, or just plan boring.
For the past week I would come into my Journalism two class with a total of six kids in it and we would all get in our seats open up our laptops and get to writing about our assigned topic.
We had a 300 word “beat article” to write every day, I chose to write about the musical and put a little “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” theme into it. But, writing about the musical wasn’t as exciting as one may think.
Every day I had to interview a different person and ask them about what they liked doing in the musical and what was stressful about it. And everyday I got the same answer, “I like preforming and its not stressful at all right now.” And I get it, it’s not tech week so you all aren’t running around like a chicken with its head cut off. But it got repetitive.
The whole experience taught me that musical isn’t exactly what I thought it would be. It isn’t stressful everyday (as I think we all imagined it to be) and most kids don’t have many rehearsals. And some kids just didn’t corporate.
Okay so some kids don’t want to talk I get it but (and I don’t want to get ranty) you should at least have a tiny bit of an understanding of what you’re going to get yourself into when a journalist in training asks if they can do an article on you. And when they say “okay sure” you interview them and they don’t give you enough information. So you draw conclusions from what they told you.
It’s easy to say I went into beat reporting gunghoe and ready to go and came out of it with my tail in between my legs (sorry couldn’t finish the sick rhyme I had going). But I did not enjoy beat reporting and am ready to go home to a hopeful two hour delay (or cancellation) to finish off my terrible week.