Your assignment for Tuesday, 11.04.14, is to read the first chapter of Hiroshima by John Hersey and come here to respond. Choose one of the following options, and post your response as a comment.
BUT FIRST: It is entirely possible that your comment won't go up immediately. Protect yourself by
a) writing your response first in something like a MS Word doc;
b) submit your comment only once, and then wait about 10 minutes before deciding that it didn't get on;
c) if you don't see it on the site after refreshing, then send your comment to me in the text of an email.
I'll check to see if somehow it went to the sites spam folder and get back to you.
Option I - While you are reading, take note of a couple of writer-ly moves he makes as he tells the story. In a comment to this post, identify one. Be specific. Identify the page you are discussing, perhaps quote some text, and then either identify the move by a term you already know or give it a name.
Option II – Provide a good definition of journalism, either by creating your own definition or quoting from a source. (If this source is online, you should of course cite it and provide a link.) Then, look back over the pre-reading to see if you can find what some of your classmates referred to today regarding Hersey and potentially fabricating something he’d written. If you can find it, comment on whether or not you think Hersey is a journalist. If you can’t, then write about whether or not you think this chapter represents journalism.
Option III – If you arrive here after a few of your classmates have posted comments, you have the option of responding to one or two of them. If you agree, how can you add to what your classmates have written? If you disagree, why?