Live from camp: Week two and going strong


Over the weekend we were assigned to interview 3 people and have them talk about us as an overall individual; what kind of people we are, what we do best, what we need to work on, etc. As strange and awkward as it was, most us came back with great interviews that showed what great, talented people we are.

On Monday, we learned how to correctly start a sentence or a story and what not to use for a sentence starter. We also learned that the word “it” is a cliché. We learned about writing styles and what rules we should follow as writers. Towards the end of the day we did an observation assignment where we either went to the library or the sports center to listen and look at what was going on in our surroundings.

My overall experience with ThreeSixty Journalism has been great so far. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, learning how to research things, how to interview people the correct way, and how to improve my writing skills for my future in journalism. Being in class with these students and teachers is great. Since we come from different backgrounds, we all seem to learn from each other. The one thing the that I will always remember is what Michael O’ Donnell says, “ If you misspell something in a story, it doesn’t matter how good it is, it will be crap.”

Jennah Benalshaikh, Introduction to Journalism ’12

Jennah Benalshaikh