Now that my time at university is nearly over, I thought it would be a good time to try and put together a short demo or showreel of some of my work in broadcast journalism. (Well, it was that or have an existential crisis and panic about having to go out into the real world and get a proper job! So this is probably the better option to go with.)
For our final regular broadcast of the year, we produced a 30 minute-long radio show on Portsmouth’s local radio station, 93.7 Express FM. You can catch up with the show here:
Way back at the end of last year, we were required to pitch for a topic from a list of options devised by our lecturer, Katie. The ‘Unsung Heroes’ theme was our first choice, as well as that of one of the other groups. Our pitch was successful as I wanted us to take the very broad ‘unsung heroes’ theme and narrow it down to one specific area, which we could deliver a concise but entertaining and informative programme. I was aware of the danger that with the broad ‘unsung heroes’ theme, we could have so many avenues to explore for this show. However as producer, I thought that blood and organ donation would give us a good topic for a radio show while also remaining in keeping with the ‘unsung heroes’ theme. (more…)
Rachael from the University of Portsmouth’s Creative Careers Centre has written a blog post about the experience I’ve had at the BBC. Take a look over at their blog, ‘We Love Creative Careers’. (more…)
Wow! The last two years really seem to have flown by! As I begin this final year on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course, I thought this would be a good time to provide some context for what will no doubt be the subject of many future blog posts: the Television Broadcasting unit, or TVBRO for short.
So other than having the coolest-sounding name ever, what is TVBRO? It’s the part of my course where we produce our own half-hour programmes every few weeks. The third year Television and Broadcasting students were split into three groups – Teams Red, Blue and Yellow – which work together to produce the broadcasts. Each team has around 15 students in it. (more…)
My BBC Work Experience placement gave me such a great insight into the newsgathering process across both Radio and TV – up until my first day at the BBC, my prior experience had mainly been focusing on the production side of broadcasting. The initial placement was set out so I was able to spend time in both the newsroom, and the studios, getting involved with all aspects of the BBC’s work in Jersey. (more…)