Hey, guys! So, remember when I wrote about visiting the Wild Folk movement and learning about its alternative education philosophy? Now you can learn about it, too, right here!
This article represents big growth for me as a journalist, as my biggest problem lies in structuring articles. With previous large stories, I would gather a heap of information and then collapse under it while attempting to sift out the most important parts. This time — after multiple lessons on structure from multiple editors — I went into the story with a rough structure and adapted it as I continued writing. My editor and I did spend a lot of time on smaller edits, but most of the piece stayed the same, and only 300 or so words were cut!
On to the next big problem: Clarity.
And yes, the nursing home story is still coming along. I’ll be getting the state records soon, and then the story will be almost completely done.
Enjoy your summer!