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.

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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”

This was one of the boats up for sale today

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“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.