Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Gina Dukes & mdash; Science Leadership Academy @ Center City

Gina Dukes & mdash; Science Leadership Academy @ Center City

Benchmark Reflection

• I really enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of this project and did not have many difficulties except for lack of access to reliable < To make the blog post and submit my benchmark. Besides that, everything else went smoothly.

• How did you go about finding this story?
The idea for this story developed before I was given the benchmark
description, at a poetry event where A mentor of mine expressed his dislike at the Philadelphia Newspaper having a frontpage newstory
about a trash-talking puppet, yet countless youth who are doing
positive things get little acknowledgment. I wanted to highlight
stories of youth who were defying the stereotypes and fill void of positive stories about youth.

• Why do you think this story does not get more attention? > As the subject in my interview said, stories like these just do not sell. It is not 100% the fault's fault because I think of the people who have been conditioned to only get excited about the most extreme of stories instead of ordinary people doing good things. I also think,
many people want to tell this story but they are afraid that if they do not they will not listen because there is not a high demand for these kind of stories.

• Do you think this story will get more attention over the next few months? Why? Why not?

Honestly, I do not think that this story will get much attention because it's just the way the world works. Our attencion spans are only short when it comes to stories in the media that I doub't something as positive as this will last.

What did you learn? >

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1) Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass.1995-2012. This American
Life.'Mr.Daisey goes to the Apple Factory.'April 16 2012.Accessed
5/25/2012
- I used this podcast of the radio show This American Life as research > On how to structure my own podcast and an example of what good story
telling looks like. I found this resource to be very helpful and I tried to incorporate some of the storytelling methods in my own podcast and transitions.

2) Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass.1995-2012 . This American
Life.What happened at Dos Eres' May 25 2012 Accessed 5/25/2012
- I used this podcast as further research on effective storytelling in
radio. I especially found this resource to be relevant and relevant because I had previously learned about the conflict in Guatemala in my
Spanish class, so I was able to understand the information with my background knowledge.

3) Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass.1995-2012. This American
Life.'Mortal Vs.Venial 'April 27 2012 Accessed May 25 2012

I used this podcast of another edition of This American Life, the NPR
regular show, as an example Of how to effectively do transitions.
Throughout my podcast there are many times in which I had to transition from one story or statement to another with the use of
music and I did that with this podcast as one Of my guides.

4) Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass.1995-2012. This American
Life.'What I did for Love 'February 10 2010 Accessed May 25 2012
-I used this podcast as yet another example of how to tell a story with interviews. This podcast was a very good example of what I was looking for because it featured many different perspectives, stories and good transitions yet they were all tied together with the same theme. I also used this as a guide for how to keep the listener
actively entertained.

I decided to use this podcast to help me understand how to present new ideas through storytelling in a way that others would be able to easily grasp and understand them. I particularly enjoyed listening to this podcast because I felt that the issue of immigration laws in
Alabama was very interesting and insightful yet the information was not too thick because the story helped balance it out. This was also very helpful in deciding which portions of the interviews were necessary for the story and what had to be edited.

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