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A Day In The Life of a Journalism Student

Hello everyone!

I thought I would do a day in the life of a journalism student!

It’s not easy but we get through it and produce an excellent final product!

Check out our live stream here, skip to 7:39!

Enjoy!

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9AM

NEWSROOM BRIEFING AND ROLE ASSIGNING

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One key thing about producing any form of journalism – you have to be prompt and early. Luckily I am early for anything – that can be a bit of a devil in disguise though, sometimes I’m waiting for half an hour before my lectures start, oops!

(P.S: Find my outfit deets here!)

For this live stream, we had already assigned ourselves to our roles. Maddie and I were one of the primary pairs to go out and collect footage and interviews. You all know who Maddie is, you’re following her blog, right?

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11AM

MEETING AT YORK ARMY MUSEUM AND PREVIEW OF THE CHARLIE WARD EXHIBIT

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Plan. Plan. PLAN. Another key factor about being a journalist – fortunately, Maddie and I had just under an hour to gather up some questions we wanted to ask the creator of the art piece we were previewing at York Army Museum.

We asked our lecturers for advice too – well, they do know the media business like the back of their hand!

York really is a wonderful place to live. We always have some festival taking over the city and I LOVE IT. Especially when the big red fella comes to town. Last month, we had the arts festival York Mediale come to town.

We felt very professional while interviewing the director of the short piece we saw and the great thing about filming on iPads is that you can start to edit while heading back to the meeting place!

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2PM

FINAL PACKAGE EDITS DONE AND LIVESTREAM REHEARSAL AT SPARK

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Our deadline for our finished piece was 2pm sharp so everything could be loaded and ready for our 3pm stream! To say we were stressed was an understatement.

While editing, I somehow made our audio from the interview disappear and when it came back, I managed to put a really unsuitable music piece in the background, oops! Our piece was on a WW1 hospital reenactment and I put on a song which was really jolly, haha!

We got it sorted though, thank you James and Michael – our tech heroes!

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3PM

WE’RE LIVE!

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Honestly, hats off to Jamie and Megan for being brilliant presenters! It looked and felt so natural, well done guys!

I love how when we complete a team project like this one, we all feel so proud (and relieved) that’s it’s gone so well! It’s very rewarding.

Especially since Maddie and I’s piece was sent to a local news streaming service That’s York TV and it was shown in the BBC NEWSROOM! OH. MY. GOD. Hard work really does pay off.

If you want to find out more about our livestream, check out the article on our uni blog (The Yorkie) by Libby here or if you fancy reading more about the Mediale festival, April talks about it here!

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BLOGTOBER DAY TEN, FIN. See you tomorrow!

If you missed day nine, you can find it here!

Thank you so much for reading!

Let me know what you thought about this blog in the comments, give me a like as well if you fancy!

Send a love letter: indigovioletblogs@gmail.com!

See you soon!

Lots of love,

Niamh

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