Year 3 60 SEC bulletin practice!!!!!

Hey guys! 

I will be running a session on how to survive (and excel) your 60 sec bulletin assessment. There will be two sessions and if you can make both I would recommend you do it. 

We will do this in the 3rd year newsroom

  • the 25th of FEB, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • the 2nd of MARCH, from 12pm to 3pm

I will show you some examples from previous years, explain how it works, and then we will do a trial run in real time. You will get a chance to practice reading off the prompter as well. 

Attention 3rd Years!! Video Refresher afternoon 11 DEC

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the technical skills you should have by now (but have probably forgotten cause you haven't used them in a while)?

If this is your face every time people mention FCPX, cameras or video, FEAR NOT!

Richard Pendry and yours truly are putting on a video refresher afternoon from 2-4pm in the main newsroom on Thursday the 11th of December.

Have a listen to CFJ Radio, courtesy of the MA class

In their first ever full  newsday the MA class pulled together to make 50 min of live radio news. Presenters Thom Coast and Mirela Vulaj had to deal with technical hiccups from the desk (sorry) but all in all it's starting to sound like live radio.

From waiting for the Philae probe to not crash and burn out in space and getting the latest on the  Ched Evans debacle the team did everything from two ways and packages to live corresponding from London.

1st MA Radio newsday success

Producing live radio, as we all know, is a complicated task. Having only 4 hours to do it is even harder. Our lovely MA class took this challenge seriously and completely knocked it out of the park on Wednesday.

They worked as a team, followed instructions, formatted their scripts properly, exported in the right format and rainbows came out of their mouths when it came to speaking into a microphone. GOOD JOB GUYS!!!

WELCOME (and apologies for not being there today)

WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR JOURNALISM!

For those of you who don't know me, I am Laura Garcia: PhD Student, graduate teaching assistant, tech geek and hopeless cat lover. 

I work closely with the multimedia lecturers to help you guys figure out everything from cameras to twitter and new interactive storytelling techniques. I apologise for not being there on your first day but I got hijacked by the lovely folk at Channel 5 (who I freelance for) to do one last shift before term started. 

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