Category Archives: Workshops

Twitter Workshop

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This screenshot demonstrates how I have followed people and businesses on twitter related to journalism and news who are verified or have over 3,000 followers.

This is to increase the reach my tweets have so more people can interact with me and read my tweets.

This is beneficial in the industry as it helps your research and hard work be viewed by people who may be interested. But most importantly, the stories you have written will be seen by news companies, writers, editors and journalists who are potentially your target market aside from the public.

 

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As you can see I have followed and used Tweepi to further increase my tweet reach.

It helped me to find specific journalists that im interested in and other specific people or companies on twitter.

I also used WeFollow which helps find people in relation to specific specialisms. e.g. Broadcast journalism, digital publishing, broadsheet writing, editorial skills etc.

 

 

 

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Nina L. Diamond has created on her Twitter account has created a large number of public lists to categorise different types of journalists in the industry.

This helps people following her to find and reach professionals quickly and easily.

Diamond also categorises businesses and companies, not all necessarily related to Journalism. Some which she is interested or some which she may believe her followers to be interested in. e.g. Doc Martin

List Article Pitch

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10 Best ‘Leeds Trinity Kitchen Restaurants’ for Vegetarians.

On each slide show it will include:

  • A self taken photograph of members of staff from each chosen restaurant/ a photograph of the menu listing the vegetarian options/ the restaurant sign or logo
  • A 50 word caption giving my opinion and other vegetarian’s opinion on why that place has been ranked were it has and why and some quotes and opinions from staff themselves. (preferably from managers claiming why they feel they represent vegetarians well/not?)

The questions I shall ask will be:

  • Does the establishment get many vegetarians eating there?
  • How do they think they cater for vegetarians? e.g. variety/value for money
  • Does the food suitable for vegetarians sell well? If not, why? If so, why?

The restaurants are:

  • The Alchemist
  • The Botanist
  • Carluccio’s
  • Cielo Blanco
  • Crepe-affaire
  • Giraffe
  • Handmade Burger Co.
  • TGI Fridays
  • Yo Sushi!
  • The Street Kitchen at BHS

5 people injured in plane crash at Hertfordshire Airport

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Sub-edited version:

PoliceThere have been 5 serious casualties and 2 people suffered with minor trauma after a passenger aircraft got into difficulties upon landing at Hertfordshire international airport.

At 10:17am, flight B1234 crash landed on the runway and veered off onto the grass before setting on fire. At 11:15am Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service got to the scene.

The flight was operated by Jock Air and was landing from Amsterdam when an aircraft emergency was declared. The emergency services rushed to help the passengers.

31 people were on board, but Police say everyone has been accounted for. The injured passengers have now been taken to the General Infirmary by the Hertfordshire Ambulance service.

Injured Passengers

Louise Pountain, one of the injured passengers said “It was horrendous, there was things hanging down from the cabins and I could hear crying.”

Before the crash, there had been two other documented incidents with Jock Air flights in the last 3 years, both were pilot errors.

James Thompson, an aviation expert concluded that the plane involved in the incident was the same model involved in two previous accidents.

Scene of the Crash

The police are not investigating any crime until the Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch take over the scene.

Richard Caldwell, Hertfordshire Police, said, “This event is not being treated as suspicious, the intention is to preserve life and limb to make sure that everyone is cared for.”

Due to the crash Hertfordshire International Airport was closed until further notice. The A956, Wimbles Lane and Pinecone Lane were closed and officers were manning them.

For anyone seeking advice and in need, please contact the survivor’s reception centre on: 0000 111 2222

5 people injured in emergency crash landing on ‘Jock Air’ flight to Hertfordshire International Airport.

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Pre Sub-Edit:

PoliceThere has been 5 serious casualties and 2 people with minor injuries after a passenger aircraft got into difficulties upon landing at Hertfordshire international airport.

At 10:17am, flight number B1234 crash landed on the runway and veered off onto the grass before setting on fire. At 11:15am Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service got to the scene.

The flight was operated by Jock Air and was landing from Amsterdam when an aircraft emergency was declared. The emergency services rushed to the to help the passengers.

31 people were on board the Jock Air flight, but Police say everyone has been accounted for. The injured passengers have now been taken to the Hertfordshire General Infirmary by the Herefordshire Ambulance service.

Louise Pountain, one of the injured passengers said “It was horrendous, there was things hanging down from the cabins and I could here hear crying.”

Before the crash, there had been two other documented incidents with Jock Air flights in the last 3 years, both where pilot errors.

James Thompson, an aviation expert concluded flight B1234 was the same type of plane than the two, where previous incidents occurred. The police are not investigating any crime until the Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch take over the scene.

Richard Caldwell, Hertforshire Police, said, “This event is not being treated as suspicious, the intention is to preserve life and limb to make sure that everyone is well and cared for.”

Due to the crash Hertfordhire International Airport was closed until further notice. The A965, Wimbles Lane and Pinecone lane were closed and officers were manning them.

For anyone seeking advice and in need, please contact the survivor’s reception centre on: 0000 111 2222

Pitch for List Article

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10 Most Memorable Cartoon’s from the 90’s

My list article will be presented on a slide show with each occupying a 50 caption and a picture. It will be in order from 10-1 explaining why and how I have reached this conclusion. This pitch would answer question 2.

I will do this by conducting research, I will do this by;

  • Getting 50 people to answer a survey rating 2o cartoons from the 90’s from 1-20, asking them why the first 10 where memorable to them
  • I would take pictures of some merchandise of cartoons to enable to photographs to be unique. But also using people to act out scenes from some cartoons chosen and paint their faces.

The cartoons I have chosen in order of the year the series was aired are;

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991)
  • Taz-Mania (1991)
  • Rugrats (1991)
  • Animaniacs (1993)
  • Beavis and Buthead (1993)
  • Rocko’s Modern Life (1993)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
  • Ahhh! Real Monsters (1994)
  • Pinky and the Brain (1995)
  • Dexter’s Laboratory (1996)
  • Hey Arnold (1996)
  • Arthur (1996)
  • The Angry Beavers (1997)
  • Johny Bravo (1997)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)
  • Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy (1999)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants (1999)

Based on the results of the survey I will write my 50 word captions on the most popular and occurring opinions.

Creating a Pitch for my final peice

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Aspiring artists to embark on a journey so amazing you would be foolish not to go with them.

First paragraph: This will give a brief description on who ‘Rime Suspex’ and ‘Allessandria’ are including their names, age and where they’re all from. Also the debut tracks that have been released so far and how they formed. E.G) Rime Suspex as a band and Allessandria as a female vocalist.

Content: The body of my article will include…

  • Direct quotes
  • Story around their struggles and hardships trying to make it big
  • What they are doing today
  • How they have made is this far E.G) what both acts have already achieved
  • How people react to their music E.G) gig turnouts

The article will be 800 words long, including information on upcoming performances, how to listen to their music online and on social media and contact numbers.

Panic for NHS staff redundancies. (sub-editied version)

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NHS Staff all over England face “rock bottom morale” due to downgrading staff and possible redundancies.

Four London A&E departments are closing emergency treatment centres due to staff shortages and downgrades, according to BBC News.

A legal challenge to downgrade four West London A&E departments has been rejected.

Under the ‘Shaping a Healthier Future Programme’ A&E units are under threat in Charing cross, Central Middlesex, Hammersmith and Ealing. The Ealing council leader announced “The NHS want to treat people like guinea pigs in the largest experiment in its history and we believe it is only right that our very serious concerns get proper consideration”.

Other areas of the country are facing similar problems.

‘Rock bottom morale’ and ‘panic’

A document was accidentally made viewable to staff at Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital, according to BBC News Liverpool.

A message saved to a public computer folder proposed 20 possible redundancies among nursing and administration staff at Alder Hey in West Derby. Staff say it caused “rock bottom morale” and “panic”.

‘Disappointed’

A plan to downgrade Dewsbury and Pontefract hospitals has also been agreed, according to BBC News; Leeds & West Yorkshire

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust want seriously ill Dewsbury and Pontefract patients to be treated in Wakefield.

Wakefield and Kirklees health scrutiny joint committee said it was not convinced the proposals were in the “best interests” of residents.

This scenario has been a worry amongst NHS hospitals staff. These downgrades leave NHS workers with the threat of loosing up to £14,000 a year with 3 years protected pay.

Official government Human Resources Policy No. HR11 states;  “under this arrangement staff who are downgraded continue to receive their basic pay for a period of three years” of section 6.2.1.

Staff struggle to properly and safely treat patients in the face of cuts. Mrs Fiona Selby, 46, a staff nurse at Alder Hey said, “We’re running on bare minimum staff and care sometimes suffers because of staff shortages.”