Saturday, August 28, 2010

Game Film Week 2

Weekly Game Film for Week 2:

Assure / Ensure / Insure
with a degree and a good set of clips assuring a spot in a newsroom somewhere. (AP speaks to this.)

If you are not sure what is wrong with two following sentences, go review Sentences on the Editing Worksheets on class blog)
Charles had been there all day and now way into the night, he felt embarrassed.
“But I just haven’t found that perfect sneaker yet, maybe I should go somewhere else or come back tomorrow.”

M dashes – a dash the width of a capital M:
comes source gathering-- “footwork” as we call it (those are two hyphens. You need space before the dash. You want an M dash – you can get that by hitting control and minus on the number tab.
house—an activity reporters  (also, this is not an M dash that is used in journalism)

When to capitalize after a colon
but one thing is for sure: blogging is just as common as putting one foot in front of the other. Sitting at a desk and typing no longer define blogging: it is traveling and doing, and sharing.
It is a timeless notion: the world needs more self-motivated, adventurously enterprising people.
Even for the established journalist, the essay serves as a reminder of the one of the most basic tenets of the field: the boss doesn’t always have the answer.
Capitalize the word after colon if what comes after a colon is a complete sentence (an independent clause).

Just Because
It widens the spectrum of their interests as well, because people in different places can have a variety of perspectives and experiences on the same topic.
Everything Hubbard says applies to students as well, because the qualities that make for a superior employee are very similar to those that make for an outstanding student.
We are now told that it would benefit to have some knowledge of the business side of the field, because we are going to have to be entrepreneurial in how we do our journalism business.
 (I am one of those many editors who says no comma before because. I know, I know. They teach that in high school and English departments. On the other hand, I am not sure they even do that these days.)

Who & Whom
Hubbard introduces a character named Rowan who he describes as the epitome of what every employee should be. (that would be whom)

no matter how great or miniscule  ACCKKK!
Hubbard touts the worth of a self-dependant, hard-working man (what does dependant mean?)

Word Usage
He asks a myriad of questions (Look up how myriad is used and what did it originally mean?)

Agreement (noun-pronoun in this case)
I am a big believer in the idea that the value of a person is based on their sense of responsibility and ability to be self-reliant.

I suppose I speak from the biased position of a young journalist. Given the state of the industry, I know I can only find success through the belief that this is a higher calling. (Actually, that has always been the case.)