Category Archives: Sana
By Sana Amos
Before I started the Big Issue online journalism course I thought it sounded too short and too long at the same time.
Short, because how much can you really learn in this time frame? Long, because for myself and I am sure for others on the course routine and purpose of days has not been part of our lives for some time. The thought of it felt alien to me and I did not have the faith and confidence that I would be able to last the whole course, let alone complete it!
While I was really frightened at the beginning I applied because it sounded like a great project to be involved in. However from my personal experiences and for many others that I have met and known through hospitals/hostels/care centres, as much as you want to accomplish things or makes changes, there are certain external factors that sway you so fast that they become priorities, habits, part of and at points your whole life; it becomes a circle very hard to break free from. Continue reading
By Sana Amos
After our great start, I was looking forward to this week as I am not a woman of many words but give me a camera and I will be lost in my own surreal world for hours. To say the least I was very excited to get started and learn to combine photos and words.
Once everyone arrived and had a hot drink in our hands, our tutor Zoe kickstarted our 10am Thursday session with an old style pub quiz about, you guessed it, photojournalism! Divided into two groups, we quickly got into the competitive spirit. It was really fun and insightful as I felt confident with the technical aspect of photography but learnt new information on the history of journalism such as war propaganda pictures. The rule is no alteration should be made to any journalists photographs, as you have to show what is really there, so not even a small tweak. After marking each other’s answers, Zoe concluded with a short presentation. Oh, and yes our group won! Continue reading