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Week Twelve Activities

Inquiry:

What have you learned this term?
I learnt how to use storify and twitter to my advantage.
What did you find most beneficial about the
course?
I found this course very practical especially in Assessment two
What was most challenging?
I found doing the readings the most challenging
Has the course changed the way you practice or think about media writing? How/why not?
It has changed the way i see journalism in some aspects. But I really enjoyed doing this course.
Write your response to feedback from Ass1
1.That is, what have you done to address areas you needed to work on to improve this submission? Post your response on your blog.
I have edited my posts and changed the grammar and added fullstops.
Reflect on
your experience with the quizzes this term. Which, of all the areas covered, did you find the most challenging, and which were the easiest? Do you think, overall, you are a better writer technically than you were when you started the course? If so, how? If not, why not? Record your responses on your blog.
I found all the quizzes easy because you were given multiple attempts, i think i am a better writer after it all. I’m not very good at writing i’m more of a audio/visual person.

Week Eleven Activities

Inquiry:
a. What are the problems with the article?
The article does not sound very good and is not structured very well.
b. Does it meet the guidelines for reporting self -harm?:http://www.mindframe-media.info/for -media/reporting-suicide
From what i read i would say yes it did.
c. Post your reflections on your blog.
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Practical:
Emergency services are worked to free a  30-year-old woman from under a train on Brisbane’s north side earlier today.
The woman reportedly had lower leg injuries and was contious when she was removed. She is however currently at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.
It is believed by police that the woman tried to take her own life.
  1. Read Chapter 9of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
  2. Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
  3. Reflect on this briefly on your blog –Did you find the questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?

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Week Seven Activities

Activity one:

Inquiry: Review Chapter 11 of your Media Writing text (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith). Summarise the key points of this chapter, and answer the question: What are the key differences between writing for broadcast and print-based media?

Broadcast

  • Broadcast is less detailed, its condensed and there is not much time for the reporter.
  • Addresses, ages and other details are left out unless necessary to the story’s germane.
  • Must be written as you would speak, and simply.
  • Must be clarified.
  • Slang must be spared.

Print

  • Print writing is more detailed and can develop greater stories.
  • Punctuation must be used correctly and grammar is important.

Activity two:

Practical: In Week 4, you interviewed someone and wrote a short article using their speech. Return to this interview, and write that news story as a very short broadcast audio-visual script. You can use a single or two-column format as per the examples provided in the Study Guide lesson. Read the story aloud and adjust if required to cater for speech/ear(ie. you may need to simplify it). Post your script to your blog.

Audio VISUAL
Two parents agree their daughter is the most important thing to them. View image on Twitter
Lisa and Scott Andrews had their first and only child when they were only young. View image on Twitter
Every decision they ever made and did revolved around their daughter Kaitlin img_7605
They are proud parents.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Activity three:

Technical: Complete Quiz 7–Words

  1. Read Chapter 9of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
  2. Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
  3. Reflect on this briefly on your blog –Did you find the questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?

I found these questions easy, they were fun to answer.

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