RADIO: Reporting on a topic relating to the Euroean Union does not just mean a straight coverage of the Eurozone crisis… an area of news which has been totally over-reported and under enthusiastically dealt with. In order to show my progression as a journalist in the past couple of months, and (eventually) compete with the true professionals, I need a more subtle idea, which touches on the assessment brief topic, whilst providing a totally original news story and an interesting listen.
European regulations cover almost everything in day-to-day life, so finding a story which in some way relates, should not prove too difficult a challenge. The issue lies in finding a news story that is…
- current and news – worthy
- interesting/ sensational
- plausable to find interviews for
My intial ideas are:
- Top China airlines to ignore EU Carbon tax
- Breast implant scare prompts call for tighter (EU) regulations
- Genetically Modified Food
Reading other journalists’ blogs, such as…
Helps to put the main isues into context, and utilise social media in identifying a possible key story.
TELEVISION: I am still very much throwing ideas around for this part of the assessment, but I know that I love filming and I know that I am keen to visualise a story on a screen (rather than just having the sound). In this area of the brief, I am looking for a topic that will lend itself nicely to being presented on screen, and for which I can make the most of the images I capture and any relevant reuters footage.