Stephanie Kontopanos

Fall 2018 J1 Student

Location icon United States

I took 21st Century Journalism to prepare for newspaper, and possibly a future in journalism.
I learned about the importance of honesty in Journalism, as well as what I enjoy and don't enjoy regarding journalism.
I will take this into consideration when deciding on a future career, even if it's not in journalism.
This year, I enjoyed learning about design and writing original stories. I didn't enjoy photojournalism or multimedia projects.
Next year, it would be great to do more activities involving groups and to have more interactive lessons.

Portfolio

journalism basics

Journalism Basics
11/02/2018
AP Style Quiz

AP Style Quiz: These weren't the most interesting assignments. However, it was really helpful to learn different things about writing in journalism. Newsworthiness: I enjoyed reading about current events to find examples for this assignment. Besides that, it's really helpful to understand what makes a story appealing.

Journalism Basics
10/04/2018
Shattered Glass

Law&Ethnics: I didn't really enjoy this assignment as much as I enjoyed others. Some scenarios were interesting, and applying the learning to real-life situations was very helpful. Shattered Glass: I really enjoyed the movie. It was really interesting and helped emphasize the importance of honesty in journalism for me. First Amendment: I didn't really enjoy this assignment because it was just research. However, I feel more informed about the First Amendment and how it relates to journalism.

writing

Writing
08/30/2018
Leads

Hacker Story: Because this was my first story, it was a little daunting. However, it was more enjoyable and informative because I enjoy writing. Leads: This assignment was quite easy, and very helpful. After writing leads based on different parts of the story, it was easy to see which kind of lead I preferred. Using Quotes: This assignment taught me a lot about how to use quotes. I think that by using quotes in an actual story it really helped me improve my writing skills. Headlines: After...

Writing
10/09/2018
News Story & Design

News Story & Design: I really enjoyed this assignment. I think it was because I focused on an idea rather than a person's story. It was also really exciting because it was the first actual story I wrote.

Writing
12/07/2018
1 in 1600 Story & Design

1 in 1600 Story & Design: This assignment was quite difficult because it was hard to obtain pictures. However, I really enjoyed the writing part and I feel more confident in my caption-writing abilities.

design

Design
08/30/2018
Pancake Perfection

Pancake Perfection: This assignment seemed simple at first, but turned out to be more complex, especially since it was the first story I did. I really enjoyed it cause I'm good at following steps to complete something.

Design
09/13/2018
Dissecting Design & Typography

Pathfinder: Although this assignment was just replicating ships, the interesting shapes made it more enjoyable. While figuring out the program, I also managing to explore some other capabilities of the program, which was really helpful Dissecting Design and Typography: This assignment provided me with really good information and I learned other things along the way. As I was researching fonts, I also skimmed over old newspaper editions, which was helped me understand other aspects of...

Design
10/22/2018
Infographic

Infographic: I really liked this assignment because we used statistics, but we could also be creative when designing. I also learned more as I was trying to create the infographic I had in mind.

photography

Photography
11/02/2018
iPhone Photo Shoot

iPhone Photo Shoot: This assignment was really helpful because I didn't really know how to write photo captions before completing it. It also helped me realize how I see a lot of the photo tactics we learned in professional photos.