Centre Name: The Sheffield Collage

Centre  Number: 36510

Student Name: Kirsty McFarlane

Student Number: 82828

Project Proposal Title:


Pathway: Journalism and Social Media Communication


Through the 12 units, I have developed skills in web design, photography, article writing and have produced audio pieces (including a multimedia package) Unit 10 Production Report , Photojournalism I have used various design software including Photoshop, Muse and ThisIsTap Unit 9 Plan & Development of Webzine  and although I can use all three, I have decided to use ThisIsTap for my final major project as I am the most confident with this. I also learnt other ways of publishing information for example, infographics which are a good way of displaying statistics in a story. I would like to produce various types of media for my final major product that reflects on these skills.

Project concept

I hope to create a webzine which displays a variety of beauty and lifestyle related information in the format of articles, interviews, photojournalism and more using Thisistap to create my website via wordpress.

I plan on using my time at college to work on articles and preparing my multi-media package with any extra time such as tutorial and outside of college to work on independent research.

For my interview and photojournalism pieces I may need certain equipment such as a camera, tripod and zoom mic to obtain good quality pieces with access to all of this at college. I plan on using both primary and secondary research to source my work as I believe I will gain different information and ideas from both.

I also hope to use cultural sourcing as I think I may get the most up-to-date information from this.

I aim to follow ethical and professional standards of a journalist by following ethical guidelines and avoiding plagiarism and copywrite while researching online. I also had to (Interview rules, permission from parents & guardians of under 16)

Furthermore, I plan to use mentor and peer feedback on articles and extras I may have done to gain constructive criticism to improve my pieces I am working on. I will use previous focus group research experience. Unit 10 Focus Group Report


For my production diary, I will take into account the importance of keeping up-to-date with my action plan, ideas, FMP work and problems I may face. I will document regularly my on-going activity so I am able to reflect on what work I have already done  and what else needs to be completed.

To organise my diary, I will first document the time and date and what I am currently working on. I will then analyse and reflect on current work and what I still need to achieve to complete the work (such as an interview, designs and etc) in detail and if it links to work I have done or need to still complete.

Action Plan

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Over the next 12 weeks I will be publishing and displaying my progress through a table to show my scheduling and progression through my project.


Lush (ND) Homepage (online) https://uk.lush.com/22/03/17

Gumtree (ND) Homepage (online) https://www.gumtree.com/, 21/03/17

Childers, C (ND) 10 Best Grunge Bands of All Time (online) http://loudwire.com/best-grunge-bands/ 25/04/17

Fearn, R (2017) New Beauty Products We’re Really Really Excited About (online) http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/new-beauty-products-reviewed. 25/04/17

Stiegman, K (2017) This girl used a peel-off mask on her whole body and the results are horrifying(online) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/beauty-trends/a9545032/full-body-peel-off-mask/ 23/05/17