Extinction Rebellion London: Beehive Babies

Buzzing babies save the Bees! My VT group and I created a VT Package on an event called 'Beehive Babies' that was hosted by Extinction Rebellion. Follow us around the event and find out what exactly it was about. Check it out here: https://t.co/vZmP6lTtu4— Georgina Blackwell (@GeorginaRosieB) May 10, 2019 VT Package about Extinction Rebellion […]

Culture and Diversity in Southbank

Check out my audio file on Culture and Diversity within Southbank. I spoke to someone from the @southbankcentre , a skater from the Open SouthBank Skate Space and someone from the Southbank Centre Food Market. Enjoy listening! (will be up on website soon!)https://t.co/844sGGY9QO— Georgina Blackwell (@GeorginaRosieB) May 28, 2019 Above you can listen to my […]

The Missing Women at the Oscars

In the last 20 years only one female director has won the ‘Best Picture’ Oscar award. Does this mean male directors are better or is it simply sexism? According to a website by Shehroz S. Khan, a scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, data shows that since 1999, only 5% of the directors for the […]

Brexit VT Package

Above you can watch our very first practice VT Package, which covers Brexit at the houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, United Kingdom. My groups VT package was focused on the younger generations, at the time, current opinion on the Brexit Situation. At the time, labour had just backed a second referendum, meaning that younger […]

Stories hidden within databases –Are Hollywood movies true or false?

The website ‘information is beautiful’ has a page “Based on a true true story?” which analyses Hollywood films, scene by scene and states whether the events that happened in the scene are ‘true, true-ish, false-ish or false’. Each of these options are colour coded, making it easy for the reader to see an overview of […]

Everyday Justice

After visiting Highbury’s Magistrates Court on the 15th of November, I was able to get a better understanding of how the UK’s justice system works. The visit really opened up my eyes, showing the struggles that innocent people go through. As well as the abuse that the court has to deal with. After an unsuccessful […]

Could VR in news make people too emotionally connected?

Arizona State University, Cronkite School of Journalism has started a “Location-Based VR (Virtual Reality) Data Visualization” project. It is a $30,000 project and is led by Retha Hill. The project aims to help people, mainly journalists, to easily create location-based data visualizations in a virtual reality format. Meaning the audience could explore particular neighbourhoods’ crime […]

Citizen Journalism creating uncertainty in the world of news!

The role of journalists in a world where news is also provided by citizen journalism and user generated content, is a world that is much tougher for journalists than in a world without it. The technological advances have led to the mobile phone. Enabling anyone to write, voice record, video record and photograph whenever and […]

The Telegraph’s techniques at drawing in a younger audience through Snapchat

Starting Monday and ending Sunday I followed The Telegraph’s posts on Snapchat. Done in an attempt to try and analyse the techniques that The Telegraph uses to draw in a younger audience. I successfully found three main techniques used.   The Telegraph sticks with its demographic successfully by sharing stories such as; Not understanding Bitcoin, […]

Would you be able to forgive someone who killed your family?

Pieter Hugo went to Rwanda almost two decades after millions were killed during the genocide and photographed perpetrators and survivors together in one photo. He displays the different types of forgiveness that people can have for one another. Explaining that some of the pairs sat together and chatted about village gossip. Others agreed to take […]