FROM IDEA TO ACHIEVABLE PLAN: DESIGNING A MASTER’S LEVEL JOURNALISM PROJECT

After a varied career spanning news reporting, regional newsdesks, magazine editing, public sector PR and strategic communications, my ambition is to pull together these disparate skills and experiences to create a Master’s level multimedia, local, investigative journalism project.  Form: Launch a multimedia ‘hyperlocal’ style website, http://www.wyrelife.co.uk showcasing a series of articles and regular long-form investigative stories … Continue reading FROM IDEA TO ACHIEVABLE PLAN: DESIGNING A MASTER’S LEVEL JOURNALISM PROJECT

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7 things I took away from the News Impact Summit Manchester 2017 #NISMCR

  1. The 24/7 news cycle is never an excuse for inaccurate reporting, no matter how confused or fast moving the incident or how many people are clamouring for information. The quest for quick should never outweigh the need to verify and get it right. This is especially true when major incidents are unfolding - … Continue reading 7 things I took away from the News Impact Summit Manchester 2017 #NISMCR

#syrien200: a multiplatform, multilingual tour de force of story telling

One of the biggest stories of the decade so far has been and continues to be the European refugee crisis, and particularly the exodus of millions of Syrians from a country decimated by war. We all remember the harrowing image of little Alan Kurdi’s limp body on a tourist beach, then clutched to the chest of … Continue reading #syrien200: a multiplatform, multilingual tour de force of story telling

Using video to tell human interest stories: Part 2

  The idea of using mobile devices to tell human interest stories is not new; far from it. Since 2009, and probably earlier, the availability of smartphones has inspired journalists and publishers. Nick Garnett, a highly respected BBC journalist, put together this excellent short video telling the brief history of #mojo. So now you've decided … Continue reading Using video to tell human interest stories: Part 2

Using Video to tell Human Interest Stories: Part I

Donald Trump's assault on the US media has been at best unedifying; at worst a dictator-esque attempt to still and silence the free press and freedom of speech. His bullying tactics towards individual journalists have been shameful; and his trumpeting as 'fake news' pretty much every legacy media organisation in the US and beyond has … Continue reading Using Video to tell Human Interest Stories: Part I