Week 9 – Crocodiles? Oh my!

Inquiry: Review a newsletter For this week’s inquiry activity, I had to visit IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group’s (CSG) website and review one of their newsletters. At first, all I could think was… Crocodiles? No thanks. Too scary. However, as I read their newsletter, I found myself more and more intrigued. Who knew there was so many positives…

Week 8 – Quiz reflection

I was nervous about this week’s quiz because I’ve never been good with maths, especially when it comes to percentages. So, I was grateful that the reading (Hicks 2013, pp. 158-161) was short so it could be over and done with quickly. Its shortness also made me feel a bit more confident about my chances…

Week 8 – Fake it ’til you make it

Practical: Write a media release For this week’s practical activity, I was asked to write a media release using a provided fake scenario. I found writing this release quite hard as it had to be written as an organisation’s response to bad news. Whitaker, Ramsey and Smith (2012, p. 301) say that while these issues…

Week 7 – Quiz reflection

This week’s quiz was quite difficult. I had to read the chapter three times before I felt confident enough to attempt it. Even though I went over everything several times, I still got question seven wrong: Before I attempted the quiz again, I went back and read the section about masterful vs. masterly (Hicks 2013,…

Week 7 – Is this thing on?

Practical: Write a very short broadcast audio visual script Journalists must be able to effectively mesh words and pictures when creating broadcast scripts because it is the writing quality, not the sounds and visuals, that attracts and holds viewers’ attentions (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith, 2012, pp. 228-229). This sounded easy in theory, but I found…

Week 7 – Different strokes

Inquiry: Review Chapter 11 of your Media Writing text This week, we had to review chapter 11 of our Media Writing textbook (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith 2016, pp. 229-246) and summarise its key points. We also had to outline the key differences between writing for broadcast media and writing for print-based media. I already had some knowledge…

Week 6 – Quiz reflection

Unfortunately, I only got 90% on my first attempt at the quiz this week. When I checked what question I had gotten wrong, I was confused because the answer was not the one I knew I had selected. I think this is because I used my down arrow key to scroll through the quiz instead of…