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Podium.Me – The new podcast changing the lives of the youth

Podium.Me – The new podcast changing the lives of the youth

On November 8th, two organisations Podium.Me and News-Decoder, held an event in London South Bank University’s newsroom, in celebration for the launch of Season 2 of their podcast ‘The Kids Are Alright’.  Podium.me is a platform encouraging young people to get out of their comfort zone, ask questions about the world they live in and engage with the media in a way that is accessible for someon...

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Week 3 – October 10/11th

Week 3 – October 10/11th

Week 3 – October 10th  Live News Show  Presenting Team  Radio Presenter No.2    The stories we covered this week were:  Extinction Rebellion protesters are camping out in Trafalgar Square Crown Court case: Former Barnsley football team manager Tommy Wright, Dax Price and Giuseppe Pagliara have pleaded not guilty to suspected bribery.   Mental Health Awarenes...

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Instagram Tackles Bullies

Instagram Tackles Bullies

One of Instagram’s latest features the ‘Restrict Tool’, is to be rolled out globally, Instagram Bosses announce. Initially trialed in the US earlier this year as a way to help ‘combat’ online bullying, the tool allows users to hide comments and block accounts from seeing their activity. The tool is thought to be first of its kind on social media allowing its users to “silently block” profiles, wit...

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Week 11

Week 11

As this was our first session back from the Easter Break, We spent the day having 1-2-1’s with Michael discussing the progress we have made over the Easter holidays and what we had left to do to ensure we finish our work at a high quality, in good time.  00

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Week 10

Week 10

In class this morning, we finished off our Fighthoax work by discussing our experiences and what we had gained from working on the project. With LJ in the Afternoon, we each had an assigned time to turn up and have a 1-2-1 with LJ to discuss our infographics  00

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Week 9

Week 9

With Michael, we continued to work on Fighthoax and began to ask more questions around how we can use it to our advantage as journalists. In LJ’s class, we took a look at several websites that offered a free infographics service. We started with Visme and began to have a play around with each of the websites to see which one we felt more comfortable using to create our pieces. 00

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Week 8

Week 8

In the morning session with Michael, we continued our Fighthoax work – finding articles on Facebook and importing them into Fighthoax. In the Afternoon with LJ, we had a look into typography and the different ways in which we could communicate our infographic messages through the choice of text.  00

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Week 7

Week 7

In class this morning we continued with our Fighthoax work. We were split into 5 different teams and were then instructed to find a news article on the theme of Brexit on Facebook, and then use the Fighthoax system to analyse it. In the afternoon with LJ, we were introduced to illustrator and learnt how we could possibly use it to create our infographics 00

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Social Media solves Teenage Pregnancy spell

Social Media solves Teenage Pregnancy spell   The UK’s teenage pregnancy rate has more than halved in the last 20 years. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the amount of under-18’s conceiving has hit an all-time low. When records first began in 1969, there were 45,495 reported teenage pregnancies, a number which decreased by 59% to 18,076 in 2016. The T...

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Week 12

Week 12

Rebecca & Michael: This week our live shows took place. I worked on the Radio show along with 3 other members of the class and Michael. Our first job was to decide on the topics we wanted to cover. Once we had all picked one, we headed off to write a short script for the presenters to read out. As I was the producer for the day, it was then down to me to create an opening and closing paragraph...

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Week 11

Week 11

Rebecca: In class with Rebecca this week, we focused on submissions, ensuring that we had everything ready ahead of our deadlines next week. We then reviewed inception again ensuring that everyone felt comfortable with it and knew both how to access it and how to use it before our life shows next week. Michael: With Michael, we spent this week’s session going over any issues or questions we ...

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Week 10

Week 10

Rebecca: In class with Rebecca this week, we had a look at the submissions form and went through all of the requirements to make sure that we all know what we need to do when it comes to submitting our work. In our VT groups, we then had to present our VT submission ideas to the class – discussing the shots we plan to show, who we plan to interview and the idea we intend on communicating thr...

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Week 9

Week 9

Rebecca: Week 9 with Rebecca consisted of the class reviewing the Vox pops that we had filmed during the end of the class the previous week. We received feedback from both Vanessa and the rest of the class, before discussing what we learnt whilst out filming and things we can improve for next time. We then compared the night before’s news headlines and stories and looked at how they differen...

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Learning Blog – Profile Interviews

Learning Blog – Profile Interviews

The profile VT that my group decided to film this week was about a student photographer who uses her art to fund her studies. As our target audience were UK university students, we thought that this particular profile could turn out to be extremely helpful to them as many students are having to turn to alternative methods to pay for their student lifestyle.   My group and I beg...

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Week 8

Week 8

Rebecca: This week in class with Rebecca, we looked at our Profile VT’s that we had completed as homework for the week before. On viewing them we received feedback and comments from both Rebecca and our peers. The main feedback that my group received from the session was that the interviewee needs to be looking off camera at the reporter rather than directly into the camera lens. We are also...

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