WINOL Critical Reflection – Semester 2

WINOL 2013/14 (Semester Two) Critical Reflection Alex Delaney Winchester News Online is an award-winning, ever-evolving news broadcast, that aims to meet the same standards as professional broadcasters. WINOL uses multiple devices to tell the news: our weekly news broadcast, text stories, and multiple Twitter accounts (to cater for different audiences). WINOL is leading independent student…

WINOL Critical Reflection – Semester 2

WINOL 2013/14 (Semester Two) Critical Reflection Alex Delaney Winchester News Online is an award-winning, ever-evolving news broadcast, that aims to meet the same standards as professional broadcasters. WINOL uses multiple devices to tell the news: our weekly news broadcast, text stories, and multiple Twitter accounts (to cater for different audiences). WINOL is leading independent student…

Review of StaffsLive

StaffsLive (staffslive.co.uk) is a news site, produced by Staffordshire University’s journalism students. The site features news, sports and features from Stoke-on-Trent and across Staffordshire. Let’s start with the homepage, and overall appearance of the site; as good a place as any! The design of the homepage, and the site in general, is good. The layout is…

WINOL 2013 – Critical Reflection

WINOL 2013 Critical Reflection Alex Delaney My first semester on WINOL was one fraught with frustration, stress, and an overriding feeling of dissatisfaction. Although the work and experience itself was something I really enjoyed, there were various factors throughout that left me feeling ultimately unhappy with the work I produced, and my contribution to WINOL….

WINOL Debrief – Week 8

WINOL Debrief – Week 8 With Ian Anderson, Brian, and guest editor, Paul Wood. Ian: Another successful bulletin: Impressive string of packages, they could still be much better, but are starting to feel more like real packages. So many good packages this week that some of them had to be cut. This is GOOD. Every…

WINOL Debrief – Week 7

WINOL Debrief – Week 7 With Ian Anderson and guest editor, Claudia Murg. Feedback from Ian Anderson: Bulletin looked extremely competent. Ready to go live bang on three o’clock. Always looking to have a mixture of light and shade in a news bulletin; there was a good mix this week. The headlines were good; strong…

WINOL Debrief – Week 5

WINOL Debrief – Week 5 With Ian Anderson and guest editor, Chris Coneybeer. Feedback from Chris Coneybeer The presentation of this week’s WINOL (Nadine) was good: confident, and not too many mistakes. The job cuts package (mine) was a “terribly strong” story, but the package was light on pictures. Chris suggested it should have had…

WINOL Debrief – Week 4

WINOL Debrief – Week 4 With Angus Scott, Ian Anderson and guest editor Graham Bell Feedback from Angus: No room for excuses: Excuses for not producing a good quality package mean nothing, because the viewer only sees the end product. The viewer doesn’t know that things might have gone wrong so all that matters is…

WINOL Debrief – Week 3

WINOL Debrief – Week 3 With Ian Anderson and guest editor Joe Curtis. Feedback from Joe Curtis: Joe was excited by the line-up for the bulletin, and was not disappointed by the final product. Overall Joe thought the bulletin was good. Joe’s feedback of my package (Eastleigh local plan) was that I should have showed…

WINOL Debrief – Week 2

WINOL Debrief – Week 2 With Ian Anderson Although more things went wrong in week 2 of WINOL, the bulletin was overall much better. In particular, Ian said that the audio quality of interviews was much better, as well as the quality of packages visually. However, there was still a lot that needed improvement. Here are…

WINOL Debrief – Week 1

WINOL Debrief – Week 1 With Ian Anderson The first WINOL of the year, and first time working on WINOL for the majority of us, went better than expected; all things considered. There were plenty of mistakes and things to be improved upon, but there were also a lot of positives to take away. Every…