Week Commencing 31/10/11 reflection

(Ethics) Our lesson was held on the Thursday due to Mike being ill. We looked at different quotes about what photojournalists class themselves as and also the ways in which they work. We also looked at which different magazines, people, wesbites and newspapers are more honourable and trustworthy than others.

This is a similar table to the one which we looked at in the lesson, it shows how much trust people put into the news and which they believe to be the most reliable, I believe it to be quite interesting.

We also looked at the guidelines for journalists, a website which relates to this quite well is this…

http://thenextweb.com/uk/2011/07/14/bbc-publishes-its-social-media-guidelines-for-journalists/

I believe this lesson helped me to understand what the public are going to rely on and who they are going to trust to tell the truth, therefore in my career I should try and keep this the same way and get the correct information and not be like someone like eg. The News Of The World, from their huge hacking court case.

(Digital Journalism) Today we looked at different ways of reading an article. These include online and offline prints. I noticed that offline prints such as magazines and newspapers included more detail because people have actually bought the articles inside of this so will then intend to read them. Whereas on a website, they normally just scan the article. The page length for a Broadsheet was 1200-1600 words, whereas for a magazine it was 750-1000 words, this changed dramatically for an online article ranging from 250-700 words. We were told that when writing for online publications to try and limit down the word count, use lists, quotes and call outs. I believed this session to be extremely helpful because it showed us how we were to right if we were creating publications online or offline and how to grab peoples attentions instead of them just ‘scan’ reading.

(Intro to Photography) I didn’t manage to make it into today’s lesson so I found out what I missed by emailing Tony as well as asking my friends to give me some information. I learnt that we were working on ‘aperture’, we learnt about the basics of aperture and then going to look at ‘depth of field’, a shallow depth of field helps something in the foreground to stand out where as a wide depth of field is better use for landscapes. I also learnt that each camera has a sweet spot, this is the best spot to make images look their sharpest and more professional.

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