Piece Comment

Review of The Mascot

This is a mildly interesting piece, though we don't get much of a sense of the personality of the guy who is the center of it. It may be because he is not that interesting. The only reason I come to that conclusion (rather than suggesting that the piece is not more interesting because of some fault of the reporter) is because mid-way through the piece we hear from another mascot and that guy is very engaging. Some technical points: The natural sound does not have much presence and there is a really nasty edit right near the top. Overall, I wish the reporter had gotten out of the way. She seemed to be trying to impose some sense of attitude on the piece. I would have loved to have heard her try to put this same information across without being such a personality in the story. She almost over-shadows poor Tim who -- as I mentioned is not the most sparkling personality.