The Brief for Writing for Purpose 1

In the first semester we were handed our module handbook, this outlined the tasks that were mandatory for the hand in for marking.

Within, this module I have to complete the tasks. My submission will include the following written pieces:

  • News Story 1: Research and present a 350-word news story for an identified publication. This should include text and image, headline and picture caption quotes.
  • News story 2: Attend an event or meeting and write a 350-word news story for an identified publication. This should include text and image, headline and picture caption quotes.
  • Piece of Online Journalism: style, content and use of multimedia appropriate to platform.  This may be HyperFruit or our own news platform. Wordcount: 350 words.
  • Reflective blog, with notes, research and reflections on the material coveredLinks to my work for this module need to be clearly signposted from your blog. The blog  will be used to reflect your personal journey through the module, including notes and initial drafts of material i produce.  It will also be used to demonstrate my blogging skills through production of blogs relating to the journalism industry.  My blog entries will also provide a body of research, news and opinions about the industry.
  • Minimum of three independently sourced articles posted onto Hyperfruit. These articles should be independent of newsdays and include at least one form of multimedia. Minimum wordcount: 200 words plus one piece of multimedia.

My Current Idea Development

News Story 1:

  • It will be a factual news story
  • this will include the following: text and image, headline and picture caption quotes.
  • The total word count for this is 350. 10% allowed either way
  • This will be based on a large amount of research

I have got an idea for this task which is to write a piece based around the unemployment rates for those with a disability. This will be done from a different angle to what has already been done before as, i will conduct relevant research, interviews, phone conversation. speaking to people who are affected, to get a more personal account. It needs to be spoken about as it is still a massive issue, with declines in the amount of disabled people in employment. I will be including all mandatory elements needed to make sure i complete the task correctly.

Before i start writing anything i will make sure it is suitable for the task by speaking to the relevant tutor.

Piece of online journalism:

  • It will be a piece of online journalism.
  • This will be a follow up/ new angle on topics at hand
  • It will include some of these: text, image, audio, slide show or video.
  • The total word count for this is 350. 10% allowed either way
  • The piece should include quotes and interviews. (celebrities/friends/experts and others that may be useful)

I have got an idea for this task which is to write a follow up piece on the hate crimes people receive in conjunction to them having a disability and the benefit cuts for disabled people. I will include text, an image (tweets) and possibly a poll at the end. This gives the audience an interactive element, allowing a better user experience. Also hyperlinks on key words which will allow users to get lead onto a different webpage that is relevant to the word.

Before i start writing anything i will make sure it is suitable for the task by speaking to the relevant tutor.

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