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Convergence Media: With a little help from YouTube… The Culture Show explores the phenomenon of the internet platform

Has the internet hindered the professional creative, or it a platform for young people to express themselves? For $1.65 billion Google bought YouTube and 7 years later, the rest is literally his-story. Watched in class as part of Convergence Media unit for my BA Journalism course @LCC Look out for The Educationally Frustrated Student vlog coming … Continue reading

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Convergence Media: Notes on making a website

So last term we looked at ways of improving our student blog sites, then we moved onto making our own WordPress sites (I had mine already – one step ahead) and ways of improving the functionality plus adding visual media content. Now we’re being encouraged to go another step further by setting up our own … Continue reading

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A Day in a Life: Controlling the Skies of Singapore Airlines

*The interviewee prefers to remain anonymous

The EFed student’s notes: This interview was written for my Convergence Media Feature writing assignment. It also ties into the Contextual Studies seminar discussing Asian values in Media. What came up a few times in the Seminar discussion was that Democracy will mean different things in different Asian societies, so the branding of “Asian Values” is unjust. Is it right for the Western world to question Singapore on their controls of the media and Freedom of Speech? What might work for us in the West, doesn’t necessarily apply to every country. The West is good at trying to be an example of everything supposedly “right”. However I do believe that Democracy should be universal as should freedom of speech. We should take into context the environment of an individual country as this influences the media. If there are very few riots because of the strict control over public display, then the media has less “sensational” stories to cover therefore the ‘control’ is merely a guidance. The difference is in the UK for example, we thrive such “sensation” stories for our newspapers to sell.
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How to make Logos for blog sites

Quick tip: How to make a logo for your blog site Open Adobe Photoshop File new canvas -Change width 300 pixels -change height 200 pixels Transparent Text: write your text Saving: Cut outs for pics and texts save as .png To save full block save as .jpeg  Add onto Blog -Dash board -Appearance -Custom header and … Continue reading

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A Life in a Day of a student: Easy like Sunday morning when you love what you do

Notes from Tutor Simon Hinde: This is a good, well-written profile. You basically abandon the chronology format once she gets to work, though. You need to have a couple of time points in there: eg at 1,we break for lunch, I usually have a salad- or the shop shuts at 5 and I leave for home. Continue reading

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Bad things about living in London… (From a student’s perspective)!

It is often said that “one who is tired of London is tired of life”. Well, you just have to look into the face of a Londoner during morning rush hour to see that a lot of people living here are tired of life! We asked four journalist students to vent some of their frustrations … Continue reading