Student: Bobby Bergonio

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Students will pitch story ideas they are interested in developing. Participants in the story conferences will critique the story ideas to assist in the editorial process. Students will develop their story ideas into video stories for the TV magazine and extended written stories for the website.

In Bobby's case, this pitching and critiquing of a story in the wake of Hurricane Hainan led him to embark on a mission to the Philippines and ultimately co-author "Aloha Medical Mission Helps Heal the Poor in the Philippines" in Hawaii Business Magazine.

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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Journalism, clip 13 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Bergonio, Bobby ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: It's definitely progressed with the Writing Intensives: it gets harder and harder. You'll have to figure it out as you enter more Writing Intensives.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Journalism, clip 12 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Bergonio, Bobby ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: It's conflicting... you're in school, so you expect to be guided... as you go through college, you lose touch with working with professors... that's how it really works out there.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Journalism, clip 11 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Bergonio, Bobby ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I want to move, but it seems smarter to try the market here, because I already have my foot in the door. If I want to progress in a career as a reporter, then I pretty much have to [move]. People who move to the mainland... you're in a different place, so there's different events, topics that are occurring, that are different from here. I feel like if you do go to the mainland, you can offer a lot when you do come back, you've progressed. Why wouldn't you come back to Hawaiʻi? There's not a lot of places like Hawaiʻi... there's a lot of things going on.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Journalism, clip 10 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Bergonio, Bobby ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: Going out into the field, I'd rather start being a reporter. If I start out as a reporter now, I'll just accumulate knowledge. Writing probably won't be fun all the time... but being able to know how to write... can be beneficial... in approaching how to read things, how you view a lot of things.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Journalism, clip 9 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Bergonio, Bobby ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I don't think it has changed too much... Maybe just being more open to people and not judging people initially... When you first go into a country, you don't know how to act... In the Philippines, everybody is polite... [I see Hawaiʻi now] for what it can be... here, as a Filipino, I feel like I'm out of touch, a little bit... over there, they still have language, which is one of the more important things... I see [my major] a LOT differently... If you haven't really gone out into the field and actually seen the career in action... a major is a major... but going out into the field and applying everything... you realize how much you can gain, how much you can learn... how much potential Journalism has, how much potential the major has.