Archive for ‘Bournemouth University’

February 11, 2012

Hitting a deadline

Most jobs entail a certain level of concentration and commitment. Most jobs also have deadlines, numbers you have to reach and reports you have to get drafted. However, in journalism the concept of deadlines is slightly more heightened to the point of thinking of each piece as a time trap.

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February 6, 2012

The art of the interview

As my first proper exercise out in the journalism field, my partner and I went out to interview students and staff around the University on Friday. Relating to the recent cold snap that has been embracing Britain, we were assigned to interview as many people as we could to find out how they were coping with the weather. Whilst going out in the sub-zero temperatures was not a pleasant experience, I found the actual assignment to be quite enjoyable!

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January 9, 2011

Website Comparative Analysis- NGI Creative and Advertech








The internet has been expanding since the 1980s and since then has become a prime location for business and its consumers. This growth in information technology means that many businesses can manufacture an online company website. Advertising has always been involved with popular culture ever since the 1900s when the photographic element was combined and now many sites show pop-ups or sidebars for advertising a business or a product. The internet can help a business or product by appealing to its demographic audience and the types of advertising. “The multimedia aspect of the web content is more closely related to the types of advertisements with which they are familiar- such as colour spreads in magazines, boxed advertisements in newspapers and commercial breaks in TV and radio.” (Barrett, 1997) This means that with the internet, a demographic is easy to reach with advertisements and the consumer psychology of relate-able layout and design is easy to implement.

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January 9, 2011

Apple Company- Timeline

Initially started in 1976 by Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs, the company ‘Apple‘ has suffered against corporate business and individual distress to become the house-hold name it holds today as well as a business worth more than $200 billion.

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January 9, 2011

‘Shout Magazine’ Article, Published 2002

An article I wrote for ‘Shout Magazine‘ in 2002.

January 9, 2011

Portfolio Advertisement Campaigns

These examples were for coursework in A2 Media Studies to advertise a fictional documentary named ‘Tequila Teens’.

December 16, 2010

Feature Article- Beach Break in Bournemouth

Bournemouth- known for it’s stag-dos, shopping and sand. With the beach being it’s major tourist attraction, it’s not hard to see that it’s a popular place for the surfers of Bournemouth, but if people went to the beach early on a weekend morning, they might see a small group of surfers, all children, trying to learn this amazing profession. It’s hard to know what to expect unless you go there yourself.

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December 13, 2010

Are student protests helping or hindering?

University Students all over the UK have been participating in protests in the last few months to protest against the proposed rise in University fees under the coalition Government. These protests have been posted in news all across the Country but some have claimed that the protests are getting out of hand after protestors attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla last Thursday. These events have sparked a major security concern over the royals and it could be claimed that the student protests are hindering the image of students more than helping the cause.

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December 6, 2010

Did Paedophiles Start the Facebook Cartoon Trend?

There have been many blogs and individuals claiming that paedophiles started the Facebook trend, where thousands, or possibly even millions of people changed their Facebook profile pictures to cartoons to support the work of the NSPCC and take a stand against child abuse. Over 130,000 users have joined the Facebook page for the cartoon trend, but how true are the rumours that paedophiles started the trend in order to be accepted as a friend easier by children?

There has been no mention of this story by BBC News or The Guardian Online. This makes it seem like this story could be a hoax. According to several blogs today, this story is untrue but many also claim that the NSPCC didn’t start this trend either. It could be that this is an individual trend by one person or a group of people that spread through the power of the viral social media. If so, then Facebook users shouldn’t get so worried. The Hoax Slayer has described the origins of this trend to be “hazy” but little is known about its exact original post. Even CHRIS (Children Have Rights In Society) has said that this trend is harmless as long as everybody has correct privacy settings.

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November 28, 2010

Newspaper Article Story- November, 2010

This is an example of a newspaper story of a fake topic given by the lecturer.

The News Story Assignment

1Bournemouth Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

A suspect was arrested on Thursday afternoon for the robbery of a bank in Lansdowne, Bournemouth, earlier that day. The suspect, Georgina Pane, in her thirties, was arrested in Royal Bournemouth Hospital at around 12:00 on November 18th for conspiracy and robbery of a HSBC bank in Lansdowne at around 11:00 that morning, Dorset police has reported.

Pane allegedly entered the bank little after 11:00, dressed in black, carrying a gun and a small package she identified as a bomb. Pane then threatened two cashiers and stole £4000 before leaving the black package on a counter and warning employees and customers that the package would explode if they called for the police. Pane was arrested that afternoon after a minor collision in a black Vauxhall at Ringwood, Bournemouth. She was being treated at the hospital for shock when Dorset police made the arrest.

She seemed to be in a trance”, Police Inspector Nicola Cooper commented. “When our officers reached the spot, she was standing outside, appearing bewildered and lost”. The four customers and two employees in the bank at the time were uninjured and Dorset police have confirmed that the gun and packaged bomb used to threaten them were both fake. The money stolen in the robbery was also recovered.

According to reports, Pane is employed by Bournemouth University as a lecturer and was seen an hour before the robbery in the KFC restaurant next to the bank. She was identified in the restaurant by colleague James Puis who described the her as acting strangely. “She was agitated and not quite there. I have never seen her like that”. Puis also commented, “It is hard to believe it all. The Georgina I know is not that kind of person”. Bournemouth University has failed to comment on the 2incident.

According to police, Pane threatened employees with the fake bomb before making her escape. “She said it contained a bomb powerful enough to blow the whole building up”, DI Cooper commented. Pane also told the cashiers that the bomb could be set off from up to a mile away by a remote control if they alerted the police before she left. “She told them to stay in for the next ten minutes”, Cooper said. “She said if they raised the alarm before she got away she would blow up all up sky-high”. The cashiers then waited twenty minutes before calling the police.

Eyewitness Daniel Jackson has said “It was really horrible when she pulled that gun. She was very nervous and it was shaking in her hand and I was really worried she would accidentally shoot one of us”.

Regional manager of the Dorset HSBC branch, David Brood, commented “I am glad nobody was hurt and the robbery was foiled”. Brood also commended the bravery of the cashiers on duty that day. “The cashiers deserve praise for keeping their cool. Things could have really gone out of hand if they had panicked.”

Pane has been remanded in police custody and upon leaving court was heard saying “I was not even there. This is a conspiracy”.

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