Piece Comment

Review of Turkish Work Exchange

This piece focuses on a work camp -- travelling long distances to do volunteer work -- but features more about the social interaction between the diverse flock of strangers gathered together to do the work. This social interaction is likely an important theme in getting people out to help, else they'd probably just clean up their local park. Focusing on the social aspects is okay, environmentalists should be friendly with the other environmentalists they meet. And, what brings them together pushes this piece fits into the Green Theme.

The quality of this piece really stands out. The reporter's warm style draws you in, from the opening description to the linked wrapup at the end. This piece is 10 times as good as it might have been because of the things she chooses to describe and how she describes them.