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Looking for feedback

Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by cnagel, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. cnagel

    cnagel New Member

    I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln last May. Moved to Stillwater, OK, in August where my wife is a graduate student at OSU. Got hired as a sports reporter at the Enid News & Eagle in November. Just an amateur looking for honest feedback on my previous work.

    Below is a link to my portfolio. Any advice, critique, flat-out bashing is appreciated.
    Cody Nagel - Writing Portfolio
  2. Danwriter

    Danwriter Member

    I'll say this: the portfolio assembly itself looks great. I wish I'd had this kind of technology available when I was starting out and photocopying clips from the NYDN.
  3. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    This is a great package of clips for someone just starting out. So all my feedback is just picking nits.

    — Bump up the stories where you got access to information your readers couldn’t get on their own. The six-man football team story, in particular. The Hail Varsity pieces are good, but the Nebraska football fan piece probably didn’t tell Huskers fans much they didn’t already know.

    — Get the Broncos championship column out of there. It’s an OK piece in the middle of great ones.

    — Look for opportunities to report outside of sports when you can. You’ve got a good foundation of skills. Find as many ways to build on it as possible.
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