For the class project, I will be paired with one of my fellow peers to profile one of the new communities added to the Neighborhood News Service's targeted areas of coverage. I have not focused on writing on a local news beat since I was the editor-in-chief of "The Review" at Xavier High School. Add in the fact that I hail from New York City and have not ventured too far from Marquette's campus during my time in the Midwest, this should be a new experience.
The Neighborhood News Service has been able to show the realness and the closeness of a different level of American poverty in Milwaukee neighborhoods. Poverty may not be the right word to use due to its strength, but the site underscores the struggles that some families go through in their daily lives. What could set this site apart is the fact that they not only report and inform, but open the eyes of a reader to the communities around them.
My goal is to be a sports journalist after my time at Marquette University and this is a step forward to further develop my well rounded skills as a reporter.
I will be writing about the people that walk the same streets that I do as opposed to the athletes that drive around in their million dollar sports cars. This is real life.