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Week 4 live show – news editor (YouTube)

On Monday, the class had all picked roles that we wanted to do for both week 4 and 5, I was in the editorial group for both weeks, so for this week I took the role of being a news editor for our YouTube show.  On Tuesday, I went out with Seyi who was the camera person and filmed my PTC  and Vox pops. In preparation for Thursday’s live show, the managing editor, Georgie, had started...

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Infographic story

An Increased number of people are choosing apprenticeships over university In the UK in the last 5 years the number of people starting apprenticeships has risen over the years and apprenticeships are winning more candidates than universities in the UK as the figures of people that are applying and enrolling to study a course at university remains stable. The number of people starting apprenticeshi...

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Digital Journalism 2 Workbook

Week One Introduction to Broadcast Journalism Learnt what assessments we will have which were: CW1: Infographic 80% and CW2: professional conduct 20% What is data? Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis, records or measurements of something, data is also gathered and analysed in a rigorous, rule-governed way, using consistent units for each dataset, they are facts and no...

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Workbook- Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

In this semester we will start learning about Broadcast Journalism and we will be writing up a weekly workbook of what we do each week. This page also includes my workbook of my VT and audio package. Week One-Jan 29th Introduction to the module We got assigned into our VT groups, I was in a group with Kika, Ameera and Arun Introduction to the Ipods, we got taught how to use the iPod, the stand and...

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Profile Interview Learning Blog

For the profile interview we was required to film the interview with our VT group and then edit the VT individually. I learn’t the way we should position the camera and how we should angle the interviewee and what background we should have in the VT. I did the filming for the interview and I found that it was very good and straightforward. I then went onto editing the VT which I found quite ...

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What I learned as a Journalist

From producing my Brexit VT I have learnt: If there is an argument there needs to be two sides of the argument shown in the VT and not one. Be aware of lighting when recording outside as it may be too sunny where viewers can’t see Natural sound is good to add to the VT as being a natural GV There needs to be a range of different shots e.g. very close shots Add facts or figures to the VT to m...

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Choosing my dataset

The dataset that I have chosen to use for my assessment project is on knife crime statistics in London in the year 2018. I chose these statistics as my dataset as not only will I look at just the year 2018 I will look at the last few years and also I will look at figures recorded of knife crime this year. This topic interests me as there has been a lot in the news about knife crime as it rapidly i...

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Types of angles in a story

News story: Brexit: MPs to have final vote by 12th March, says May Types of angles National angle: this story is major news across the whole country and across the world as Britain is planning on leaving the EU Local angle: it can be seen to have a local angle as the vote is happening just in the UK, so this news story applies locally. Timing and proximity: a date of the 12thMarch has been include...

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Using Data In A News Story

News story I found: UK employment hits record high I would use data to develop this story by finding data that shows how people being in employment has risen in the last few years, I would also find data that shows how many people are unemployed. I would also maybe try to interpret reasons as to why more people are getting jobs and what could be the reason towards this. The angle I would take is e...

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How we approach statistical data

Reasoning is key People to notice how they feel about a claim before they read it and notice their own emotional reaction and think about whether they should retweet it. People highly biased by the way they processed information Certain things that we want to be true Inequalities rising- within the UK or globally, consumption, gender, race, pre-tax/post tax inequality- lots of different claims can...

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The State of Union speeches

The infographic from The Atlantic website which has a post on the Language of the State of the Union. It shows how American presidents use words to reflect the twists and turns of American history. The chart provides information which is very clear as it’s labelled clearly by each Presidents name, however, the scale on the chart is very big which makes it very hard to understand how many wor...

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Data Journalism

A story that may come as a result of the data is from a website called informationisbeautiful.net which has published data on whether true stories have actually been voted by people to actually be accurate. One data from the website found was that 100% of people believe that the film Selma is a based on a true story and in reality, the film Selma was based on a true story, so the public were right...

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How I Consume News

News stories are now mainly consumed online, and news can be accessed via the use of technological devices such as mobile phones, iPad’s and laptops. News is also still consumed from newspapers, but this is in decline. I consume news which is posted online. I consume the news in this way as I find that news can be easily read from my smartphone, also it saves me the hassle of buying a paper every ...

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Tensions between Traditional and Technology-Driven Journalism

Technology has developed massively in the past decade and now technology can be said to be the most popular and has overtaken traditional journalism. One way there is tensions between traditional and technology-driven journalism is traditional journalism is slowly but surely dying out. Forms of traditional journalism is things like newspapers are a source of news stories. However, the tension rise...

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Free Sanitary prouducts to council buildings and schools

On Southwark council’s website they have put up an e-petition to implement free sanitary products for people living in council buildings and children going to school Period poverty is where young girls and women cannot afford to pay for sanitary products for their menstrual periods. Young school girls are worried about going into school whilst on their periods due to not having the right san...

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