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August 27th, 2016

The story I found in the New York Times is called, “Quake Exposes Italy’s Challenge to Retrofit Its Architecture”. It is mainly about how so many of Italy’s old and new structures were not able to withstand the quake due to the fact that the structures were poorly built with only soil or poorly renovated.

  1. Relocation of citizens.
  2. Italy’s economic state for rebuilding.
  3. What’s more important- Italy’s heritage of architecture or the safety of it’s people?
  4. Recently renovated buildings in a village still collapsed and killed the most people out of anywhere else. New story- Get the renovators perspective on difficulty of renovating historic buildings.
  5. How well prepared are Italians for earthquakes? What are their safety procedures.

The story that I would most like to do would be idea number 4. The renovators and builders are the people who are being blamed for the collapsing of buildings. I think it would be interesting to hear their opinion and just how hard it is to fix up historic structures and avoid making it look modern. They for sure should offer interesting opinions and bring new insight to reconstruction in Italy.

Why Do We Need Stories?

August 24th, 2016

A story is an account of incidents or events according to Merriam Webster. To me a story is something with a beginning, middle and end. It should have a point to it as well. For example, it could be comical for entertainment, or on a more serious note it could be more factual. Stories can be both short and long in length.

In the journalism world, there are news stories. These stories can entertain and/or inform people on current events. To a young child, a story is viewed more as entertainment. For example, “The Three Bears” is a fictitious story. It has a plot line with a beginning, middle and end. This story along with other fairy tails have hidden lessons or meaning.

We need stories so we can stay informed and/or entertained. All age levels keep up to date with either life lessons or new facts with some type of story. The author of a story also benefits as well. They get to express themselves and maybe even learn something new while serving others.

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