Week 7 – Piece to camera practice

Workbook Activity 2: Have someone record you doing a piece to camera.  https://youtu.be/Sdpr0bcLL7s Well, Kate (Ames, 2018, p. 1) wasn’t kidding when she said that doing a piece to a camera would be harder than I thought! I decided to do a simple PTC in the dining room and kitchen of my house so I... Continue Reading →

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Week 7 – Review the Clayman reading

Workbook Activity 3: Review the Clayman reading, summarise the key points, and relate this to Assessment 2.  Firstly, I have to say, I found this week’s reading (Clayman, 1990) extremely difficult to understand. It was very wordy and written in quite a highbrow manner in which the author seemed to use pompous-sounding words for the... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Features of a genre

Workbook Activity 1: Discuss chat-based programming.  For this activity, I chose to review a five minute segment of the April 12 episode of The Project (Whitty, Kennett, Holt & McGinlay, 2018). From the very beginning, the episode fit the chat-based programming bill of personalised, witty and humourous television, with an underlying risk of transgression (Tolson,... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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