By Brix Hahn, Extreme Alaska
March 8, 2013
This week our group (Fernanda Chamorro, Matthew Putman, Kurtis Gosney, and I) has been sticking with the theme of sports reporting, which some of us have quickly been growing tired of. I have been trying to find creative ways to put together timeless little sporty pieces (such as my “Breaking it Down: Hockey” piece, which can be seen here). Now, Matt and I put together a piece about where to find affordable ski and snowboard gear online, which features pictures of UAF’s new terrain park, most of which are taken by Matt.
Now, here is where the dilemma came in: It is spring break and I left for Nome early this morning, without Photoshop or any of the other fancy programs I use on the journalism desktops, and I embedded a slideshow that I was ready to publish on WordPress, but I did not realize that it had cut off a lot of my slides when I created it late last week.
Anyway, after giving my team a heart attack, I reorganized the slides into a traditional article format and submitted the piece again for publication.
I am disappointed that using a new medium for presenting the piece did not work out, but I think the bigger issue was just getting something publishable in and not letting my group down. It is all a learning experience.
Now, I am currently piecing together more “Breaking it Down” pieces for rifle, swimming, skiing and basketball over the next few weeks and complimenting them with videos and pictures that I have taken or that my teammates will contribute.
Overall report, I am so stoked for spring break.