05/06/2014: Medicaid expansion protest in Senate public gallery led to 23 arrests. http://bit.ly/QbGxeG
05/14/2014: A sales tax increase passed and will appear on the Missouri ballot to boost transportation funding http://bit.ly/1mZKf67
Emma Nicolas's Blog in 2014 Update
Within the past few weeks the news flow has slowed down somewhat, but I did get to write an article on a series of ethics bills brought before a House Committee. I enjoyed writing that.
There are less committee hearings now, so we are beginning to work on our feature stories. I am pretty excited about our feature story idea, but it will definitely take a lot of research and time to piece together. That's what makes this fun though, right?
I still feel I am learning new things every time I come to MDN. That may sound cliche, but it is true. Recently, I have whipped out my notepad to write down lessons learned that I don't want to forget. For example, Phil told me to picture someone whose attention I would be trying to get with the articles I write. It's so important to picture who you are writing for while you are writing. It's the only way to dissect three hours of information into a page long article.
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