- Ventura US-CA
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While browsing through the pyramid of character traits reputation popped out at me for a few reasons. As a journalist I think the reputation you have in respect to your reliability and integrity is very important, especially to those reading your work. Every time I put my name on an article I am representing the quality of the Dragon Press as a whole and I take that into consideration every time I am working on an article. I feel as though I have a positive reputation around campus from staff to students in regards to my work ethic and dedication which is credited to my enrollment in both journalism and ASB where I am a student leader.
-ASB: Class President Current and Elect
-Little Church Leader at Padre Serra
The first example of initiative I took in Journalism would have to be agreeing to work on every 15 minutes. Only a few students were chosen to cover the event and being that it was my first year in journalism I was terrified to screw it up. We had to arrive to school early, miss an entire day of classes, and stay late into the night sorting through endless quotes and illegible scribbles. After a long day, I went to bed feeling as though I had really improved since day one as a journalist, and from then on it could only get easier.
Another notable act in initiative can be seen in my article on Holly Tokar. I was initially very uncomfortable trying to interview the coach from Ventura, especially being that he was a middle aged man I knew nothing about and I am a spazzy teenaged girl. But after a few emails, we talked over the phone and I received the information I needed to write my piece. I feel my article benefited greatly from his insight, and it likely left him with a good representation of the Dragon Press for being a professional publication.