Monday, November 12, 2007

Zephyrus Issue 2 Reaction

Well, for this issue, I was very dissapointed with Zephyrus. I felt as though that there were a lot of redundancies and the articles seemed awfully monotnous--which in journalism is definetly not the goal. The point is to be concise and explain things quickly. However, in this issue, Zephyrus failed at that. Two smoking articles along with two 'Bee Movie' articles. How in the world in a highschool newspaper can you let that happen? With the limited space that we already have, why would you waste the inadequate amount of space that we already have? For future issues of Zephyrus, I think the staff (myself included) need to speak up and let writers know if we're not going to use their articles because of space issues.
Also, the response to the editor's letter was ridiculous. There was a name on the letter which should have been published and there should have also been a name addressed to the response. Personally, I don't think that that should have been published in the first place becasue it was extraneous to anything else in that issue. Since we're a monthly publication, wasting the already limited space with a blurb that people have already forgotten about is not being very consciencous with your space.
Hopefully we can improve for the next issue.

1 comment:

Mr. Hatten said...

Though one of the more concise reviews of Zephyrus in class I thought yours was the most insightful to read. Because you are on the staff and were able to reflect upon your own issue, the reaction becomes very personal and soul-searching. I agree it is your part to speak up when given the chance and it is a very mature realization that you can help make those changes. I'm sure this examination was at times painful for you. However, please don't forget the good parts of the paper and the hard work that has paid off. There are people on staff who are good at journalism and who are writing stories that reflect good taste and hard work. In addition to speaking up in meetings against poor decisions, don't shy down in patting those on the back who do good work. Affirmation of a good deed is often stronger than scolding for a bad one. Thanks again for your insight.