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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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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