Field Reporting Institute Day 1 Reflection

The first day of the FRI has been overwhelming and completely awesome.  I have already started a running list of story ideas to pursue in the future. 

 One of the biggest surprises for me is the openness of the traveling faculty.  I’ve been able to sit next the most of them on the bus today, and have had some great conversations with them all. 

 One conversation that really sticks in my mind is my chat with Greg Laslo on our way from Peck Ranch to the restaurant.  We talked about the possibility of writing news stories in more experimental forms.  It really made me think about how we, as journalists, shouldn’t be afraid to break away from the way we learn to write in school.  Maybe being a little creative will make our work more appealing to a wide audience.  

 And, I can’t wait for tomorrow’s adventures!  But first, some sleep. 

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