At first I was a little intimidated by this assignment. I was nervous about coming up with a story on my idea and taking a picture. As I contacted my sources and they responded, I began to feel better.
Once I had conducted all my interviews and gathered the information I needed, I had trouble tying it all together. It was as if I hit a “writer’s block”. My sources didn’t flow together and my sentence structure was redundant. As bad as it seemed, this story was a learning experience and I am sure I will improve in time, hopefully before I take reporting.
I don’t smoke cigarettes but like many people I know quite a few people who do, including some relatives. I have seen people become dependent on cigarettes and I have seen others succesfully quit smoking. It all goes back to inner strength and desire.
When I was younger, I remember watching “truth” commercials on the television. Although they seemed a bit blunt, I always enjoyed them and thought they were a good idea. I wanted to be involved in the organization somehow. I wanted to be one of the people walking by with a star over their head.
I noticed there are less “truth” commercials these days and that saddens me. I feel that in today’s society, the television is one of the best ways to get your ideas/campaigns across. I know the commercials are most likely scarce due to funding, but I wish they would come back. Even if the commercials don’t help current smokers, they may educate people who don’t smoke and help prevent someone from picking up a cigarette.