News Story Using Mobile Journalism

First Humberside Boat Jumble Takes Place in Hull

This morning traders and boats travelled to Hull and arrived at the Lightstream Stadium. Gates where open to the public at 10am. The public started arriving around 10am with high hopes of finding interesting items at fair prices.

The Boat Jumble has lots of different stalls, where trader are selling new and used items. There is a huge variety of traders selling everything from a boat to a fishing fly.

A photo posted by Chelsea (@chelseasparke1) on Apr 17, 2016 at 2:37am PDT

“We have been running boat jumbles throughout the country for nearly 25 years. A boat jumble is a dedicated marine market providing new and used nautical goods.” Said One of the organisers.

It is the first time this event has taken place in Hull. Carlton Towers is the normal site where the event is held. But with the weather over the last few days being damp and wet the land wasn’t suitable.



Reflection on Mobile Journalism 

Think 6 ps

  • Purpose – What is the story, what is it I want to produce?
  • Plan – who to interview what multi media do I need to use. Equipment needed. Wifi and editing tools apps in the field.
  • Production – what apps need to be used.
  • Publishing – Make sure wifi is available.
  • Cross posting – what apps can you duplicate the content over. Getting the news spread
  • Position – Maps or geo- tagging could it be useful to project.

To me as a Journalist this is incredibly important to remember as this will help to ensure that I am getting the news out sufficiently, at a fast speed and over many different pieces of multi media. This means the news can be seen or heard by the audience.

Key facts

  • Make sure when filming your phone is horizontal (home button should be on the right hand side) This is because a TV screen is this way. People don’t view things up and down but across. This also helps to capture a wide view of the scene.
  • Make sure the phone is fully charged and any other equipment. Loss of power means the news can’t be published or captured.
  • lens can capture dust and get things on so make sure the lens is cleaned.
  • Notifications can be a pain and disrupt filming so put it on areoplane mode.

Reflection: Grammar Test Results

When doing the grammar test, I got some answers correct and others wrong. For each section completed I got different percentages.

Section 1: The Story of Journalism = 10 out of 10

In this section I found the questions simple and got them correct I guessed the fourth, eighth and the final answer but I just went with the answer I thought was correct and it paid off.

Section 2: How the Newsroom works = 8 out of 10

In this part of the quiz, I thought that it was challenging. It was challenging as some of the sentences in my opinion didn’t make sense. I got question 7 and 9 wrong in this section.

Section 3: Newswriting basics = 8 out of 10

In this section I found the questions simple and got most of them correct. The ones I got wrong was questions 7 and 10.

Section 4: Reporting basics = 7 out of 10

In this section I got three of the questions wrong- for instance; I put affect instead of effect, I put stationary instead of stationery and lay instead of lie. By getting these wrong I realised exactly where I went wrong and what I need to revise when doing a written piece of work.

Section 5: Covering the News = 7 out of 10

In this section I got three of the questions wrong. I feel this was more challenging than the others and got questions 1, 9 and 10 wrong. From going back over the questions I still don’t fully understand the phrasing of the information therefore had to make a response, which I didn’t get correct.

Section 6: Beyond Breaking News = 6 out of 10

In this section I really struggled and it took me a lot longer to answer each question. I feel this was my weakest area as I wasn’t fully sure where the commas needed placing within each sentence. The parts I got wrong where 1, 7, 8 and 9.

Section 7: Law and Ethics = 6 out of 10

In this section I really struggled and it took me a lot longer to answer each question. I feel this was another weak performance of mine. I just don’t fully understand how to word things properly within a sentence. This is something I need to revise and practices.

Section 8: Online Reporting = 8 out of 10

In this section I felt fairly comfortable with when whom and who should be used. I only got 2 wrong which was number 6 and 8. This is definitely something I need to make sure I’m writing correctly within my own practices.

Section 9: Broadcasting Journalism = 6 out of 10

This was challenging to say the least, I got confused over apostrophes and if S’s where needed after some words. As I found this really challenging I will speak to my tutor and see if there are any revision guides for this area of grammar. I got 2, 3, 5 and 6 wrong.

Section 10: Public Relations = 8 out of 10

This was fairly difficult and guessed on most of the questions. Sentence structuring is challenging for me and something I need to work on. I got 1 and 6 incorrect.

Overall I got 74% in the full grammar quiz, which is definitely better than I thought I would get. I wanted to try and make sure I gave every answer a response. Even if it was a guess. I feel that my writing aspect of the course is lacking and I need to keep revising and practicing the basic skills. I need to work on my homophones as I tend to get mix up and struggle getting them down correctly.

Reflection on 24LIVEBLOG

In this session we were also introduced to the live blogging online platform. We were asked to join and trial the website out. To show my understanding I started a live blog, the first post was done in the session.

This is a really useful tool as it allow a topic to be updated throughout the day by the publisher. This is done in time and over a minute by minute update. Also it allows live feeds of information for instance sports journalists use this type of tool to keep the intensity of the game. they give out information if a player scores, fouls, tackles and much more.

In my first post, embeds a tweet and titles and text. basically asking a question, showing a poster and making a statement.

Embedding data in a visual way (INFOGR.AM)

In a recent session we were shown and asked to transform basic data into something much more visual. When we logged into we were asked to transform the MoJo box office results on the top grossing films. I found the process fairly straightforward and not to time consuming. I used charts and titles to make the data much more viewer friendly. Giving the audience a much better user experience. The data was inputted in the format of spreadsheets. Through the use of titles, quoting and charts helps to make a potentially boring story into something that viewers would end up looking at. For me as a practitioner of journalism I find this really interesting as I could use the skills learned when creating my own pieces of work. The world is becoming a much more visual place and it is important for me to adopt the styles that are audience appropriate and entertaining. Been a practitioner of journalism, it is important that I create work that is of the audiences interest or what I believe is important for them to know. Visual aids help viewers to taken in the data they are given.

follow the link below to see the info graph i created on the MoJo Box Office results.

reflection – Storify

I was absent due to ill health however, i went to see the tutor to find out exactly what i needed to do for this task. I was asked to sign up to ‘Storify’.

In my opinion, Storify is a great platform for journalists as it gives them the ability to gather information on a specific subject. This is through having the means to look at all different online platforms like websites and social media. social media is incredibly useful as people write thoughts, ideologies and random things. Storify is a useful tool for me as a practitioner as it is simple, and a positive flexible way to visualise data. This link sends you to multiple amounts of information gathered about the new James Bond film ‘Spectre” this helps to create newsworthy stories as it gives opinions about the cast, film and the overall success. it also tells the audience more about the film and makes them come up with there own opinions. This way of processing data may help to promote and sell a brand.


As i have missed the session, I made sure that i caught up with the tutor to find out the task. He said to sign up to INFOGR.AM and create a graph about the class. As i missed the session wasn’t to sure on what he was actually after and know very little about the group which made the task a whole lot harder.

I can see why he got use to create a info graph using this tool as it is a great and fairly easy platform to change data into something much more visual. this will make the data standout more and create more of an appeal for viewers. From just spend a short time on it i thought it was an interesting way to collate data into graphs, charts, through the uses of statistics and so much more. There is also so many templates to chose from and within that you can change, add manipulate it to match the tone and purpose of the info graph. it can help me in the future as i can turn what might be a really boring topic into something much more interesting just through using visual aids. it seems to be a quick way to transform data into something visual.

When i went on I tried to visualise some data about my class, this was very tricky as i do not know much about them. The info graph i made was fairly basic just showing the number of boys to girls in our group. i added a pie chart and title. I actually noticed i made an error when creating it as on the pie chart the colours match the wrong gender. This was a small error and easy to put right. I now understand the importance of putting in the right data in the right place. In the link below is my info graph with the error on.

follow this link to my info graph –

[infogram id=”shows_more_girls_then_boys” prefix=”IgH” format=”interactive”]

Then follow the new link to find the problem fixed –