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This is a quick personal view written very much under the kosh. Just 45 minutes to go and I do want to have a good break before we go, because I haven’t really managed to have one yet.
We’ve learnt, or maybe in some cases re-learnt, how to write the basics of a news story, plus doing bits of photography for it. Stories need some of the 5 “w”s – who, what, where, why and when. And sometimes an “h” – how. Always aimed at a particular audience. Continue reading
Day One, and this is my first blog – EVER. I have started the Big Issue online journalist-training course that is being run by Poached Creative in Dalston. First impressions were of a relaxed atmosphere belying a sense of urgency, as was proved to be the case. In the morning we went through the theory; communication skills, media law, social media, etc., then in the afternoon we quickly moved on to the practical.
I have never spent so much concentration on doing my fifty-word NIB (news in brief), which are extracted from press releases, interviews and articles. That is if you are lucky enough to find anything there! But the main feeling that I picked up on through out the day was the keen motivation of the other trainees and our tutors. By the end there was a tangible feeling of teamwork having been created by us having got stuck in and long may it continue…