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Journalism Homework

What are the topics that science and technology reporters might cover?

Science and technology reporters might cover topics such as electric cars, self-driving automobiles, energy transitioning, sustainability, space, astronomy, physics, aircraft, and the list can go on and on. Science and technology seem that can be part of any field because we need science and technology even when it comes to farming vegetables and or data.  Science and technology reporters seem to be ahead of the general population regarding what our future will turn out to be.

Speaking from your own experience, what science and technology topics are the audiences most interested in?

In my experience, audiences are interested in science and technology involving social media, banking, and entertainment. The question is vague because each audience is looking for science and technology to help their specific field. Depending on the audience, the topics will change. In general, I would say audiences are interested in science and technology topics regarding health and well-being. Also, any technology or science that can make your life more convenient is something audiences would be most interested in.

Do you know what a follow-up story is? What are the reasons for writing a follow-up story?

A Follow-up story is going back for results, diagnosis, and plans based on the original story/hypotheses. The main reason for writing a follow-up story is to understand the results and conclusion of the original piece. Also, a follow-up story’s purpose is to find out If the plans have been executed and to determine if the hypothesis is true.

In your opinion, what does it take to be a good science and technology journalist?

If you are interested in your subject matter is going to make you a good science and technology journalist. To be good science and technology journalist, think you must be able to take complex ideas and simplify them to the general public and create examples of the application of science and technology for everyday use.


Quote on vanity and pride.

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)”

Excerpt From
Words of Wisdom – 100 Inspirational Quotations
Various Authors
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Quote on winning.

“Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigourous efforts than ever before.

Excerpt From
Words of Wisdom – 100 Inspirational Quotations
Various Authors
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Graffiti Ubatuba Nature Murals

Ubatuba graffiti nature murals

Since I been living in Brasil one of thing that has stood out to my creative bone is the graffiti and murals thorough the country specially Sao Paulo. Now that I’m residing in Ubatuba a coastal city in Sao Paulo I continue to see murals and graffiti but now they have a twist.

I hope you all enjoy these photographs from a new shopping gallery in the center of Ubatuba beach.

Two of my hobbies murals and nature combine.

Graffiti and murals are culture bridges to art, media, society of the local region.

Drawing and painting is a hobby that I knew I liked but not until I got to Sao Paulo did I start taking seriously. I used to doodle when taking notes in classes, meetings and at work it help me control my energy.

It has become a habit now, I find myself drawing or painting something every day.

I will post more of my drawings and paintings in a portfolio type page.  

This a hobby that I found later on in my 30s.

Cultural-broker.com blog has many posts on murals and graffiti from Brazil.

Graffiti and murals belong in this cultural blog because are visual representation of the local culture.

You will find many photographs of murals and graffiti in this blog because it represents art, media and society in a wall.  

I hope one day I’m able to paint an awesome mural like one of these.

You might think that painting a mural and graffiti it has nothing to do with language interpreting.

I would argue that language interpreting is like painting murals.

Let me explain in both action you are interpreting a message in one you are using oral representation by language and words in the other you are using paint and color.  

Before you can interpret into another language, before you can paint you have to visualize the message, the idea.

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