COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Six: Supporting the Story

Inquiry: The press kit I will be reviewing is for the Cirque de Soleil show titled ‘Paramour’. The information given in the media kit has the potential to provide positive publicity for the Cirque de Soleil. It includes all the information a journalist would need to write a story about the show (CQUniversity 2015). ‘Paramour’ … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Six: Supporting the Story

COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Five: Voice, Attribution, and Acknowledgement

Inquiry: For full article please click: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-22/nsw-police-failed-to-arrest-child-abuse-distributor-adopted-girl/6714998 This hard news story uses a mixture of reliable and questionable primary sources: Wife of abuser, and adoptive mother of the victim. Biological great uncle of victim. NSW Police officer. It is good journalism because: This story from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is an example of good journalism because … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Five: Voice, Attribution, and Acknowledgement

COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Four: Writing News

Inquiry: ‘Robert Pattinson talks about his new film, The Rover, with Dave O’Neil‘ There are several issues with entertainment news story: The first paragraph vaguely establishes, in more than one sentence, the essential: who, what, where, but when, why and how is not mentioned. Two of those three important details are established much later in … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Four: Writing News

COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Three: Identifying News

Inquiry: Week three of Media Writing introduces us to the concept of ‘news’, and canvasses the criteria of newsworthiness, otherwise known as ‘news values’. ‘News values’ help define what is worthy of news and have an influence over the researching and writing of news (CQUniversity 2015). To help understand this media writing principle, the blog … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Three: Identifying News

COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Two: Twitter Trends

Inquiry: Week two of Comm11007 is based on the concept that media writing is a product and or a public resource (CQUniversity 2015). This week we review top twitter trends via Trendsmap.com. The Trendsmap coverage in Central Queensland was limited, so the search was extended to Queensland, and then nation-wide. The top stories trending on Twitter for 24th … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week Two: Twitter Trends

COMM11007 Media Writing. Week One: Different Purpose/Different Writing

Inquiry: In Week one of Comm11007 we get settled in with an introduction to Media Writing. The task this week is to review and compare the method the same story is presented in different ways. Story #1 ‘NRL takes control of Gold Coast Titans’: http://www.nrl.com/nrl-takes-control-of-gold-coasttitans/tabid/10871/newsid/84020/default.aspx This story about the National Rugby League taking control of the … Continue reading COMM11007 Media Writing. Week One: Different Purpose/Different Writing