Steaks for thanks
John Mancini has been in the middle east for a week, to help organize a steak dinner for the National troops that are coming home from Iraq. Hi brother Pat is in St. Paul working working on another steak dinner in honor of the troops here in the cities. Thanks to the help of Pat Hariss, Dave Cossetta, Dan O'Gara and John Tinucci, the Mancini brothers helped to arrange 11,550 12 ounce steaks to Iraq. Thanks to the Mancini brothers, 5,000 steaks will be served to the famalies during the duration of the troops dinner. Family members will be able to contact family members throught satellite.
Pros: First off, this is one of my favorite stories. I think it is a really great idea, and I love that family members get to be invovled to. I think the reporter, Joe Kimball, did a great job of story-telling. He also did a great job of adding statistics that were relevant to the story.
Challenge: He must have been challenged with his story-telling voice. This is a light hearted story that would be easy to narrate, and sometimes telling hard facts can be difficult.
This story is set up a lot differently than the first story.
Pros:This story used quotes. I thought that this was something great to add, since the first article did not do this. In fact, most of the article highlights the emotions of the people who were volunteering.
Challenge: I think Jason Hoppin struggled with quote selection along with detail. This article is very detailed an dit has a lot of information in it. I think Hoppin was challenged with cutting out information that was relevant.