Treatment and Repercussions that British Armed Police face

By Jason Colmer   In the summer of 2011, London saw the worst riots to ever scar the city, a scar that will be remembered forever. Due to global media platforms, the world saw a new, ugly side to British society and how a single event exposed an unseen vulnerability in the UK police force,…

Alopecia Round 2

By Jason Colmer Ding Ding, Round 2. Beginning my second year with Alopecia and as you’ll recall from my article this time last year, I was dreading the summer. Well, here we are. May, soon to be British summer time. I thought I would give you an update on my progress and the ways of…

Editorial Role – Audio Presenter

For my Editorial Role I was a Presenter, Audio Presenter and Autocue. I enjoyed being a Presenter, Audio and Broadcast, and so have chosen to detail my role as an Audio Presenter. In the morning, I edited and finished an audio piece, and tended to the lower thirds of another audio piece. This was due…

Defamation

The law of defamation is the biggest law trap of broadcast journalists. Defamation is divided into Slander and Libel. Slander is a spoken statement, whereas Libel is a published statement. However, if something is said on air, is it classified as Libel. The purpose of these ‘law traps’ is mainly to protect reputations! However, it is…

Ethics and Responsibilities

First Responsibility of the free media is to the audience of listeners, viewers and online contributors. There was a general consensus that if you physically see it or hear it, then it carries a greater significance than the written word.  (e.g The 20th century saying ‘The camera never lies’ & ‘A picture tells a thousand…

The future of Journalism- Dr Donatella Maraschin

Network and Citizen Journalism threatening photo journalism – people send photos and stories in instead of reporters and photographers going out, which defies the need for photographers. Self employment – Going out and finding a story and selling it to a company ( freelance ) Commission for self-made stories/documentaries. Overcrowded newsrooms so it is possible…

Week 1 Journalism Teams and Roles

EDITORIAL TEAM News editor Editorial assistant Social media editor Bulletins editor Website editor Guest booker PRODUCTION TEAM Floor manager Audio Vision mixer (cameras) GFX Autocue operator PRESENTING TEAM 2 sofa presenters 1 bulletins presenter 1 social media presenter

Notes on Presenting with Rebecca Lovell

Here are some notes I made during a Presenting Tutorial: Sit closure than natural to co-presenter. Always be happy and smiling UNLESS covering a serious story Stay relaxed, Autocue helps massively! Speak slower and define words clearer. Look into the camera as if it were someones face that you are speaking to. The audience must…

Photography 23/02/16

They are many legal guidelines from which journalists must operate when it comes to taking photographs.┬áThese guidelines can be affected by location, age, etc etc. For example, some people might have their identity withheld or privacy. If there are minors in the photograph their parents must give consent. Privacy policies can change depending on different…