Visiting The Detroit News and Channel 4 today was a really great experience, putting into perspective how these local organizations work, creating and sharing news constantly. At The Detroit News, I found it interesting that many of the people in the news meeting were older. I wonder if there are younger writers and reporters in the different sections (sports/business/health etc) that influence them on their story ideas. The ideas seem to be targeted towards an older audience. Also, for writers and reporters, they all spoke quietly, were not very enthusiastic about their pitches. I found the validity in the photographs. They made seemingly boring stories seem more interesting, selling it in the news meeting. It made me want to shoot documentary photography again. Similarly, Channel 4 showed us how important technology is in a news station. They are reliable on not only writers and reporters, but tech staff, editors, lighting, video, and producers.