Fact file

Introduction: I chose to do a fact file on 21st century newsroom as this is more related to the career choices I have picked for my personal fact file. Within the 21st century journalism has changed dramatically with advanced knowledge such as the internet and social media, news around the world has been easier and quicker than ever to receive.

 

A description of a journalists job

“A person who finds and prepares the latest news found from various sources to be broadcasted by article, television, radio or social media”

A journalists job requires them to have certain skills such as writing in short hand (which is essential for journalists to know as they have to take notes quickly) They must also have people and interviewing skills which requires them to be able to handle social interaction and know what to do in the case of a difficult interviewee while still being professional and polite. A journalist must also have good literacy skills as their spelling, punctuation and grammar must be accurate while writing articles so their pieces can look professional and are more likely to be taken seriously.

To become a journalist, studying a subject related to journalism, media, English language or taking a journalism course will help to be able to go onto further education and taking a post graduate course or getting a degree in journalism or a related field will help to advance into the field of media and journalism.

An example of a job in journalism 

A technical editors job requires them to prepare print and online publications while also working with editors and authors worldwide. To become a technical editor, the job requires a high accuracy in English with previous knowledge in publishing and also requires a working knowledge in XML and HTML.

Abilities I believe I have to do this job + Skills I need for this job 

  • The ability to act on my own initiative
  • Efficient and well organised
  • Strong copy-writing and editing skills plus an attention to detail
  • Journalism skills
  • Strong communication skills

Skills I believe I need

  • Ability to understand and interpret scientific and technical writing
  • A working knowledge and understanding of XML and HTML
  • A previous knowledge in publishing

Skills Audit

Social Video Producer

  • Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities Photography / videography digital capture – various formats including SLR, mirrorless and mobile shooting.
  • Edit skill-sets in Adobe premiere & final cut pro.
  • Producing for TV, Online and social formats.
  • You keep up-to date with social platforms and their content requirements.
  • Motion graphics.
  • Can do attitude, approachable and personable.
  • Good communication and problem solving.
  • Good technical knowledge of the latest lighting trends and techniques.

As a Social Video Producer you should be highly motivated, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude.

Skills I believe I have for this job

I believe I have a can do attitude and a strong determination and will try my hardest to finish pieces of work I may have and push myself to achieve what I believe as the best of my abilities. I am also an approachable and friendly person and thrive in situations involving helping others. I also believe I have good communication skills as in my Journalism course in college I would have to work with others and also work on interviewing as a part of my skillset. Furthermore, I also have prior journalistic skills which would relate to the skills needed for this job and/or help with my job such as photography skills knowing angles, such as the rule of thirds, lighting, how to work a camera and ISO. I also have knowledge on website design software and creating websites on software such as InDesign, Muse and Photoshop. I also believe, because of my journalism course and prior love for English, I also have good literacy skills and use accurate punctuation, grammar and spelling.

http://www.fashionworkie.com/job/social-video-producer 

My personal action plan

Career Choice(s) 

  • Author
  • Fashion Editor

My target grade for the UAL course: D/M

My course choices: (Sheffield Hallam)

BA (Honours) Fashion Management & Communication

Entry Requirements:

GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or Grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies

BA (Honours) Creative Writing

Entry Requirements:

GCSE English language at grade C or Grade 4 or above. We do not accept GCSE equivalents, plus one of the following

• 120 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including 40 points in either A level English language, English literature, English language and literature or creative writing. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies.

BA (Honours) Media

Entry Requirements:

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant subject. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies

BA (Honours) Fashion Design

Entry Requirements:

GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or Grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels.We accept General Studies.

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A Levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies.

 

Related work experience: Journalism & Media course (2 years)

 

 

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