Live News Day Review – 12/03/18

On Monday  12th March 2018 we streamed our third live YouTube broadcast as second years in our second semester. Despite quite a few members of the course being absent on this day, I think that the show went smoothly in terms of filming shots and presenters. Although, there was technical difficulties with the audio on a few of the VT’s, however the quality of the rest of the show made up for this. 

This week, my role was social media presenter. I worked alone to chose my stories and decide which web pages to have open during the live broadcast. The stories which I chose due to them being some of the top trending topics on social media were as follows: Ken Dodd’s death, Rihanna being the first woman to surpass 2 billion streams and Commonwealth day. Whilst previous presenters chose to write their script on the whiteboard behind the camera and read from this, I chose not to do so and instead improvise as it looks more natural and saves confusion. Once researching the stories and gaining some background knowledge, I felt confident in presenting them. I also plugged the Journalism London Instagram page at the end of my segment. 

As a whole, this week there was no noticeable audio or technical problems on the live show apart from on the VT’s with such a strong production team on the desk. Although some of the VT packages had audio problems, this was most probably a result of the wrong exporting settings. Jacob and Remeka worked well together as a team as they fed off each others energy and made sure to mention the technical difficulties, apologising for each after they had happened. Angela also did well as a bulletins editor to cover the death of Hubert de Givenchy with such short notice. Our guest, Jamie seemed very comfortable on camera and gave well informed answers, whilst our sofa reporter Emma also appeared very informed on her chosen topic. 

This week, unfortunately we had technical difficulties in our VT group meaning that our files became corrupted and we were unable to save them despite spending quite a lot of time out filming and gathering out content. Theo tried his best to recover the files by researching the problem and even visiting a computer shop, but even with a good effort we were unable to do so. Our VT covered women in gaming as we took on the role of the eSports VT group this week.