When I joined the journalism class at the semester, I was only trained how to write a news article. In the middle of the semester, there was a play that the Arts and Entertainment section had to cover, but didn't have anyone to attend the event. Even though I had never written an article for this section, I decided to volunteer to write the article. It was difficult for me to adjust to the different writing style at first. There are different rules that you have to follow depending on what kind of article you are writing, and I was not aware of some of the rules to write an A&E article. However I am glad that I wrote the article, because now I have a little experience in something other than News. Another example of when I took initiative was when I volunteered to write an article that had to be written and put up that night. I had to create a list of questions quickly so I could interview students and teachers at lunch. I had to make an appointment with the principal after school because he was too busy to be interviewed during school. I tried to write the best article I could under the time restrictions that I had, and was proud the end result.
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