The development of digital journalism

The way people consume news has changed in the past years a lot. The “old-fashioned” newspapers are only a part of a big industry of journalistic work. The news is now being provided all over the Internet, such as social media and personalized blogs. All of the newspapers have an online reader where they update the news several times a day. Consuming news is much easier than it used to be.

Due to this change, everyone can publish news and fake news such as click bait lead to the “poor journalism”. This leads to the trust issues the public has with newspapers; only 44% overall trust the news, the trust is also orientated on the political interest the consumer has, but it is approved that people trust their local newspapers more. 

However, the change and the development in journalism is significant and also very intersting.

A litter disaster after a Saturday night

After a Saturday night, A London Southbank University student hall was left in a mess. Does no one bother to clean up after themselves?

On Saturday the 13th of October Mc Laren house a Student accommodation ran by LSBU was left in a mess.

Litter, empty bottles, leftover pizza and cigarettes were left all over the car park. The Dustbins where completely full and people couldn’t get rid of their garbage, it then all piled up next to the dustbins. Not getting rid of the litter properly will attract rats, mice and cockroaches. 

The main reason for people leaving their mess behind them is because of the missing dustbins in front of each block. Also, ashtrays are missing around the entrances of each block. having more litter bins and ashtrays around the buildings makes people to actually use them, so they don’t throw their litter on the floor and leave a mess behind themselves.

Abigail W. and Amy H. said: “We are disgusted by the look and the smell” and they both didn’t understand why people don’t clean up after themselves. 

 

 

How I consume news from my social media

After analyzing my social media accounts, on how and what news I consume on social media I found out that my main interest relies in fashion. Following a lot of Fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle but also the fashion brands themselves like Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Chanel, etc. knowing the latest trends, what new products and clothes they offer and also what was going on on the fashion weeks in London, New York and Milano really interests me.

My other big group of getting my news from are the general newspapers, as I am from Germany I still want to know what is happening in my country, therefore, I follow a lot of German newspapers, such as t “Die Süd Deutsche” and “Die Zeit”. To get my daily news I rather go on the homepage of the newspapers directly than finding it on my social media account. However, I still follow the Guardian and the BBC on Instagram.

Also, Celebrities are a big part of my social media, such as the royal family. I am very interested in what they do for the public and what is going on in Kensington Palace and in Buckingham Palace.

I am also very interested in Photography such as Portrait but also Landscapes, I always get some inspiration off my social media accounts.

The social media site I use the most is Instagram right after Snapchat. I nearly get all my news from Instagram, but I still like to read a good “old-fashioned” newspaper.

Migration hidden beneath Tate Modern’s latest Exhibition

Migration hidden beneath Tate Modern’s latest Exhibition

Heat-sensitive material accompanied with a ‘crying’ room are apart of the latest exhibition at The Tate Modern with the intention to make visitors ‘uncomfortable’ and highlight the journey migrants take.  

Tate Modern’s Turbine hall flooring is covered in heat-sensitive material, commissioned by Hyundai. Hiding beneath it is a portrait of Yousef, a young Syrian man who fled to the UK in 2011 and is now a biomedical science student working for the NHS.

A low-frequency sound is constantly being played in the Turbine hall, as well as a ‘crying’ room with an organic compound that physically makes the visitor cry – both designed to make the visitors feel uncomfortable. Tania calls it ‘forced empathy’ and is intended to break down peoples usual social barriers as well as saying ‘Life is not comfortable. I want people to get out of their comfort zone’.

With this exhibition, Tania aims to create awareness about the positive aspects of migration by bringing people together to reveal the portrait of Yousef.

The purpose of the crying room is to make people think about the loss migration involves. Entering the room, visitors are stamped with a 12 digit number, representing the number of migration plus the number of migrant deaths both in 2018. Based on these numbers, an ever-changing title is created as the migration and deaths change (currently 10,143,225).

Speaking to local visitors, Nicholas Morgan and Jeni Godwin, they stated that they felt that it was powerful to look down on the entire portrait from the viewing platform. However, they said they felt “no sense of anything”, not understanding the link between the three parts of the exhibition and feeling “disappointed”.   

Is Tania Bugeras message truly conveyed in this abstract new piece of art? Or has her message been lost in Tanias key beliefs being misconstrued? Find out for yourself by visiting the Tate before the closing date on February 24th 2019.    

Southbank

Being a Student in first year can sometimes be hard. For people who come from abroad, there are so many new experiences, new people an different language and a culture you are just not used to. The first week was hard but the people you meet and identify with are the reason for you to survive. I am from a small town in Switzerland and never lived in a city such as London, this was always my big dream to get out of my comfort zone and see the world. The people in London are inspiring and so individual. in a small town, everyone looks at you when you are different, they judge and you clearly feel that you don’t fit in the social norms. 

The area in Southbank always makes me feel that I am someone and that I can do whatever makes me happy and fulfills me. I had a walk yesterday with my friend Abi and we walked down from the London Eye to Borough market, the street artists, the singers on streets are very inspiring to me. My favorite is the little bookstand, where you can purchase second-hand books and every time I walk past I always find a little treasure. It is an area full of surprises and inspiring people and you feel in a different world walking down the streets, it gets you away from the daily basics and leaves you completely happy afterwards.

 

Isabella

A Silver screen scene

 

Inside the Exhibition, showcasing the definitive movie requisites from the past fifty years.

Today an Iconic Exhibition has found its end in the BFI Imax, in Waterloo, London. Many tourists but also natives have come to visit the Exhibition of Hollywood’s famous film requisites. The Hoverboard from Back to the Future and the Han solo Jacket where displayed for two weeks. For the last five consecutive years, the BFI Imax has played host to the entrainment memorabilia auction, where over six hundred Hollywood costumes and props are sold to buyers across the globe. However, only the most pinioned garments are on display for the general public.

 

Aretha, a student from London said that she admired the display of the Harry Potter book, which was signed by the Actors. Another visitor, Steve was eying up to an original Star Wars film poster and he was planning to go to the auction to buy this poster.

The Auction that took place earlier cemented the value of some of these items; for instance, a life-size statue of Edward Scissorhands was sold for £65,000.

 

Although the showcase was appreciated by its visitors, what the event was lacking was publicity. Most of the visitors were from London – furthermore, it still proved to be very popular, because it ran every day from 10 am to 9.30pm.

About me

Hello everyone!

My name is Isabella Ehrlicher and I am a Journalist student at London South Bank University. Studying in London was always my big dream and I couldn`t be happier. My heart belongs to Germany where I am originally from. Although I spent nearly all my life in Switzerland I still feel very related to Munich which is my hometown. Two years ago I left all my friends and family to start a new life, I went to a boarding school but you will hear more about that in upcoming posts. I hope you will enjoy what I will write in the upcoming future, it will all be about the life as a journalist and a foreign person (me) in a different country exploring new people, cuisines and many places.

Isabella