Creative Futures – Woman DPS

For this task, I have been asked to create a 2 page woman’s magazine. We don’t have to write or come up with the content as this is provided along with 3 images.  The text will need to be subedited as there are errors. We have been asked to export the final product as a PDF file and Print out a copy.

To create my DPS I followed the mandatory elements of font sizes and font type face. I didn’t use all of the quotes as it would have looked like too much on the page. As there were only 3 images I changed them into a PNG format after working with them in Photoshop and attached the quotes with the images available. If i had longer on this project i would have looked at the other quotes in depth and possibly used them.

News Story Using Mobile Journalism

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.

Resident Mr Pearson said “I came here today just to look around. I didn’t expect to buy some boat ladders for £40. I am really happy with the price of them”

“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.

The advantages to a boat jumble are that the traders are able to give extremely competitive prices for brand new goods and items. People can try out items before making a purchase, and a large number of stalls. Finally with so many marine traders and enthusiasts in one place there is always the possibility of swapping information and gaining advice.

Click here to see one of the stalls: pic.twitter.com/D9tHXwMM7j

— Chelsea Martin (@chelseasparke1) April 17, 2016

Open to public 10am. Entry £3.50 per adult. Kids free. Parking free. Dogs on leads welcome.

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 on a New Tabloid Newspaper (New Day)

New Day is a new tabloid. Last new tabloid was launched over 30 years ago so it is really interesting to see someone bringing out something new into the market. This is a bold move because of the rise of digital news. We are all moving into the digital world and access a lot of news online. This could be on websites or on social networking. Some newspapers have a paywall which means you have to pay to use and access their content, where as some are free.

New Day is different because it is politically natural, has no bias so will not try to influence you. It’s constructive journalism. There are no columnists (e.g. Jeremy Clarkson.)

No sport section as this could lead to Gender bias. As it is supposed to appeal to women and men.

Some reasons, this does not sexualise women in the way that the red tops do. (There are a high number of imaged which sexualise women in every edition of the red tops.)

The target demographic is something they have tried to adapt to other newspapers on the market. The audience is very family orientated and the use of language is really simple and easy to understand.

Different colour scheme which is similar that that of a supplement. The use of white space is very prominent and helps to indicate higher quality and quality stories. The text size is high then other newspapers, which in my opinion makes it more for the older generation or so the stories take up more space on the page. This could be because of the lack of content. Ads geared towards women. Gossip pieces (Cheryl etc.) Ending with the “big read” which has a family orientation.

Braking news is not needed because of the internet.

It has no online site. Aims at a different market. Not political. Has a fresh design. I believe the design is new different as it is much more neutral and subtle. I don’t think this is a good thing as it doesn’t scream to readers to read or buy it.

As a journalist I personally don’t think this paper will still be around in a few years. I think it’s come at a time where the world wants new content moving forward with the times and technologies available. I think a new paper on the market has missed the target market as the world is just much more advanced. I personally wouldn’t choose to read this tabloid as I don’t think it grabs my attention enough and I view most things online know a days

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 of my Online News Story

Overall, I thought the topic for the news story was really interesting and would be something I thought the audience may need or want to know. I feel like it was a really had task to do as if feel that my writing skills are not up to the standard I would have liked, the main struggle was making sure that I followed the inverted pyramid technique this means that the most relevant information is placed right at the top and the less significant information for the story to go further down. I feel that with time this will come but more practice is in order.

In the news story I thought I covered the mandatory elements really well as I included a number of multimedia and infographics. I included my own images, a rate system (created on poll daddy), a word cloud (created on infogr.am) and a mini infographic that had key facts and statistics. This news story would have been improved if the NHS press office would give out stats that I asked for, instead they were been a bit difficult in the sense that they stated they wouldn’t provide the information asked for as they want to maintain the NHS reputation. On the phone and over email I did explain that it is a positive piece that highlights the changes and plans to move forward to improve the service. The images taken where of the NHS Hull Royal Infirmary as this are relevant to the story; a gallery was embedded to the news story as it shows different elements to the NHS like where the patient transport desk is etc. As this piece is for online I thought about the techniques learnt over the recent session and took advice on how to get better placed in the SEO as I embedded URL links into the news story. This allows users to click on and get lead onto other relevant websites. I also tried to use as many key and relevant words to make it stand out.

Overall, I am proud that I have something to submit however the task for me was really difficult and need to keep practicing key skills that will help me get to a higher professional standard, the infographics could have been improved if I had access to statistics that where more relevant.

Online News Story’s Target Audience 

The story I chose to cover was on the plans to improve the local patient transport NHS services. As the story is local based it makes the target audience for it narrow. This was local news so would only be of interest to people with the area. This topic is important as its about the health service providers.  The target audience for the news story would be for local paper (Hull Daily Mail) has a really broad age range as the language is very simple and easy to read. In my opinion I think people over the ages of 12 would be able to read and get an understanding of the storyline. It is always important that newspapers use the right language to match to socio -ergonomic staues for the audience. It will mean the paper in much more suitable and ultimately means the papers are going to gain a higher viewership. In the Hull Daily mail it uses images and recognisable news stories that people from the area would expect and want to know about.

As this piece of news writing was designed for online, I think that by creating a SEO savvy headline makes this specific piece more appropriate for the online Hull Daily Mail. Also the fact that it has multimedia platforms embedded allows the online audience to get involved and take part. This is important as it gives the audience more of an immersive experience. This wouldn’t have the same effect if it was released in the print platform.

News Story for Piece of Online Journalism

In order for me to complete this task, I had to find a story/ follow up. I was given an idea from a general discussion between friends about the hate crime that has happen towards a disabled actress. From this, I used social media to contact the actress.

My thoughts are that i could incorporate the skills we learned through the different online softwares to incorporate Tweets, Quotes and video. This piece will be a follow up of what has happened to her recently, how it made her feel and what advise would she give to people around the world. I will send her an email with a list of questions, this will allow her to give me more information on what I want to know. I could direct quote/ para phrase and get the story itself just from what she says.cherylee

My Attempt at writing a news piece

Coronation street’s own: Cherylee Houston, speaks out about the levels of discrimination still taking place in society 

After, the recent events of Cherylee been subjected to ‘Hate crime, because of her disability’, it left her feeling shaken and angry.

Cherylee was frank with her opinions on the issue surrounding discrimination towards people with disabilities and who she feels is to blame.

The soap star, who plays `Izzy Armstrong’ has had multiple threats over the last few years as some people don’t seem to understand that there are different types, strength and affects, conditions have on the body. No disability is the same.

Cherylee tweeted: “I think it’s heightened a lot since the recent cuts as everyone is bearing the brunt”,


To meet the brief, I have to have an interactive/infographic. By using Polldaddy allows the public to get involved have there say.

After having a discussion with a tutor I came to the realisation that it wasn’t necessarily correct therefore to amend this I changed what my news story was going to be on and thought more about how can this be written from a new angle whilst keeping the mandatory elements of the brief.

My new idea was to write a piece on the NHS patient transport and find out what they are doing in accordance to the bad service patients received over the last year and take a look at how they are going the improve and tackle this issue. I also will include a poll in the news story as it allows the public to get involved and have there say – even add a comments section at the bottom, to get more in-depth responces. I will also include a image taken by myself of a patient transport bus or of the hospital, this gives the piece a visual aid.

My second attempt at the task

NHS plan to improve Patient Transport for 2016

The NHS plans to improve patient transport service in the upcoming year, as the facility provided is not currently providing the citizens with the best and most reliable service possible. Patients can expect to experience a range of improvements, including

  • To gain better information about how to access the service
  • More information on their eligibility for the service
  • A much improved booking process that will help to make things easier and more sufficient.
  • Access to new information on their booking (using latest technology)

And the big issue of trying to get consistently prompt and reliable pick-up and drop-off times, regardless of where they live in the county.

The reasons for the change is because In 2015, many patients who travelled with the service was unsatisfied as they were either to late or even too early for their appointments. Also waiting times to get home after appointments could be up to a few hours, this is because of the demand for the service.  Many people have issues understanding the guidelines to their eligibility. Few having issues as they have to travel alone and not with a family member. The rules behind this are to do with the mental state of the individual.

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Image taken by Chelsea R Martin on the 4th January 2016

Gallery – https://www.pixelrights.com/chelsea-martin/albums/e3ubk/my-album-2663

In a recent press release, Chief executive Chris Long said “admittedly, the care environment that is provided hasn’t been ideal for the patients or staff to work in but our aim is to learn from recent mistakes.”

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Reasons people may require NHS patient transport

  1. To attend hospital out-patient clinics
  2. When the patient is being admitted or discharged from hospital.
  3. Needing life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy or renal dialysis.

Patient Miss Martin said “I have been travelling with the NHS patient transport for many years; well most of my life, the staff are extremely friendly”

Mrs Mathers went on to say “My daughter requires a lot of help and has lots of appointments. Over the last few years the NHS Patient Transport service, stated that because she was mental health, she could travel with the transport on her own and that I would have to find alternative ways to meet her there, therefore she had to travel on her own. I wasn’t happy as she is disabled and requires personal aid for other needs she has”

How do you rate the NHS Patient Transport service?

In the attachment below is a word document that I wrote the news story on, i have added comments to the different pieces in the article explain why used and what it brings to the article.

nhs news story with comments

I noticed that it still needed improving using the hierarchy system for most important information, therefore it was re shuffled around to make it more professional looking.