Do my stories interest you?
The stories that I created
seems that they are interested
because six people said yes
which is 100%.
Do you think my stories are concise?
I asked them a question and all
of them said yes which is 100%
which means my stories are
Are my stories easy to understand?
The question was, ‘Are my
stories easy to understand?’
and all of six people replied
and say yes which is 100%. So
this means that my stories are
easy to understand.
Do you think I need to add/remove
I asked them that do I need to
add or remove anything. Five
people said no which means I
don’t need to remove or add it
but one person said yes that I
need to change it but I don’t
know what I need to do which
will be on the next question.
No have 83.33% and Yes have
16.67% which means most of
people said I don’t need to
change it at all.
If yes, please tell me.
The question is about that do I
need to change it and this is
only for who said yes. The
person who said yes, they
answered this question which
it says, ‘ Maybe a little bit
shorter next time’ which is a
good advice so next time I will
make sure I can make it little
bit shorter so I don’t bore
people with my stories. Other
four people have replied
because I have made a mistake
that I accidently tick this
require an answer which not
everyone can answer it if they
Should We Recycle in College?
This story is promotional news because it is trying to raise awareness about
this issue. The questions I asked tutors/students were mainly closed
questions however the people who answered changed them to open
questions because they expanded on their points. One of the reasons I
created this story is because I knew someone who worked in this area,
therefore when I asked him questions, I got very detailed answers which I
could choose what I wanted to include. The techniques I was supposed to use
such as who, what, where, when, why and how were used throughout the
story except for when, I didn’t include this because it is an on-going issue. I
think my final edited piece is correct, concise and clear because I have
included the quotes needed that are related to my story after introducing the
topic in my scripted piece. You can tell that these quotes are something I have
asked people because the sound quality changes and there is background
noise. My story includes arguments from both sides which I think is good
because it shows the difference in many people’s opinions. This story is well
balanced and I think I was successful getting the point across.
Carrie –Remake better or worse?
I think this story is promotional and informative because it is discussing about the
different Carrie films which is promoting both of them to viewers but also
informing people about the differences. I asked people their opinions about which
one is better and these came back mixed. I interviewed people ad included their
answers as cut out quotes in my news piece. I think this is a positive way to
present my news story because it makes it clear and easier to understand. You can
also tell by the sound quality that these are quotes because there is some
background noise which makes it sound realistic and like it has been recorded
immediately after they have watched the remake film. My story was correct
because I researched facts about the films and included the plot. I think I also
included who, what, where, when, why and how because this is explained in the
story of Carrie and my research about the film’s takings. The target audience is
college students however it seemed that not many students have seen the
original Carrie which meant that I questioned older target audience more than
students, this is something that I could improve on in future when researching my
target audience. This story promoted both films however was an opinion story
and did not intend to favour one film over the other.
Cost of Berlin Trip…too expensive for
I think this story is informative because it is discussing issues related to the
target audience for college students. Also it is informative because it includes
who, what, where, why and how. However I have missed out when, this does
not provide the full information to the listeners which is a weakness. All of my
questions are open which is good because it allows me to get different
opinions and ideas. I asked tutors to explain activities we will be doing and
then asked the students, do they think it is enough for the four days in Berlin.
This prompted different responses and allowed my story to have different
opinions included about whether it is expensive or not. All tutors thought it
was reasonably priced and half of the students thought it was too expensive. I
did lots of interviews with different people on this piece and then I had lots to
choose from and could include the most relevant cut out quotes. Most of
these are good clear sound quality however some could be improved because
there is too much background noise.
The strengths I think are that I had a lot of raw interviews which gave me
options about what to use for my final edited stories. I carefully selected the
interviews I wanted to use to make my stories make sense. Another strength
is that my questions were directly related to the news that I was writing about
and stayed on topic. I think I was confident to ask the questions that I wanted
them to answer for my stories.
The weaknesses I think are that although I collected a lot of audio, it took lots
of time to listen and decide what I wanted to use. Another one is when I was
recording, some of the audio has too much background noise which is
noticeable in my final stories. Another weakness is that I needed to check
that the equipment was recording and working because I did a number of
interviews that were really good but did not record clearly which was
disappointing as I had wasted my time and resources. This is something I will
always make sure I check before doing any other recordings.
I did three stories which are about, ‘Should We Recycle in College?’, ‘Carrie –
Remake better or worse?’ and ‘Cost of Berlin Trip…too expensive for
students?’. I think the story that is the best is ‘Cost of Berlin Trip…too
expensive for students?’ because it’s most related to the target audience of
college students. There are different opinions from tutors and students. One
of the people who answered my survey said that I could make it shorter next
time even though they think it’s good but I think they are right because my
tutor wanted everyone to do stories that were maximum of one minute and
some of them are little bit over. Next time I ask the questions, I will word
them slightly differently because some people answered with yes or no and I
couldn’t use these in my stories because it didn’t make sense because I
wasn’t including the questions. Overall I think I worked hard on completing
these news stories but have definitely learnt from it and can use what I have
learnt to improve.