Second Post- Jacob Hello Mark and fellow El 12B classmates! This is my first post, and the second post to our class blog. What are my interests as a journalist? Generally, I want to rise to the challenge of being responsible for transmitting [accurate] information that people rely on. I am interested in art, culture, and learning about peoples’ individual lives and backgrounds. Furthermore, covering an event or a story as a journalist helps me get a more complete understanding of what I am reporting on because I am forced to gather as many details as possible. Recently I attended the Rose Art Museum Fall Opening (Basile had the same idea). Instead of merely passing in front of the masterpieces as I normally would have done, I ended up meeting several of the artists whose work was exhibited. I even met a woman who modeled for one of the featured paintings (I felt slightly awkward because her body was very exposed in the painting). I am still trying to think of an off-campus story. Waltham seems to be a very ethnically diverse city, with large populations of Indians and Latin Americans. Perhaps a piece about how and why certain groups of people ended up in Waltham…? See you all tomorrow.