Practical 1: Photo Essay

Take a series of 10 photos that tell a collective story.  Caption each photo to represent a story to a reader/viewer.

travelling-to-townsville

We are on the road to Townsville this weekend to watch the two top Queensland NRL teams play it out in the semi-finals.

 

1300smiles-stadium

Arriving at 1300Smiles Stadium on Friday afternoon I had my North Queensland Cowboys supporter gear ready to cheer my team on.

me-with-jts-jerseryShep and I had to stop by the franchise booths before finding our seats for the big game in Townsville.  I had to take a photo opportunity with Jonathan Thurston’s jersey number in a photo booth set up.

early-to-the-stadium

Arriving early at the stadium gave us a clear run to the food and drink stall holders to get some refreshments before the crowds settled in.

sunset-over-the-stadium

Finding our seats we watched the curtain raiser game: Under 20’s between North Queensland Cowboys and West Tigers and we also watched the beautiful sunset.

the-crowd

As the night progressed the crowd at 1300Smiles stadium got larger and louder as they supported their teams.

happy-cowboys-won

I was so happy my team North Queensland Cowboys had won at home and now progress into the next semi-final round in NRL.

 

cowboys-thank-the-crowd

North Queensland Cowboys do their lap of honour after winning a thrilling game against Brisbane Broncos to thank the fans and supporters.

public-on-the-field

After the NRL teams leave the grounds at 1300Smiles Stadium it is open to the public to experience the playing field and take some photo opportunities with friends and family.

 

heading-home-victorious

Excited with my new North Queensland Cowboys miniature football boots we drive back home from Townsville to Mackay after an enjoyable night away.

 

 

Practical 2: Headline

Return to your Week 8 press release submission.  Come up with three alternative headlines for the media release story and write one sentence against each as to why it could be a possible headline option.

  1. INCIDENT AT FAKECOMICON BETWEEN COSPLAYERS

This headline is stating what happened, between who and where it happened in relation to the press release.  I think it is appropriate to catch the audience and draw them in.

 

2. WOLVERINES VS STORMTROOPERS AT FAKECOMICON

This headline is an eye catcher because of the famous known characters at the event.  It tells the who, what and where again which relates to the press release.

 

3. COSPLAYERS INJURED IN INCIDENT AT FAKECOMICCON

This headline gives a little more information than the previous two as it tells the who, what, where and how of the event.  The press release is addressing the very facts which then will lead you into more information.

 

Quiz: Punctuation, completed 12/10/2016

This weeks quiz asked ten questions and to read Chapter six of Hicks, English for Journalist in preparation for the quiz.

After two attempts 6/10 then 10/10 I gained 100%.  Rushing through this quiz I went with my gut feeling first therefore not a great first score.  Again I had trouble with possessive pronouns and collective nouns and where it was appropriate to put the apostrophes.  I believe I need to practise these more and get a better understanding of them.

 

Reference

Storify.com 2016, Kate Ames, captions as news stories, viewed 9 September 2016

https://storify.com/KateAmes/captions-as-news-stories

 

The Guardian.com 2014, Rwanda genocide Nyamata liberation day photography, viewed 9 September 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/jul/04/-sp-rwanda-genocide-nyamata-liberation-day-photography

 

Wynford Hicks (2013). English for Journalists: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (Special edition). New York, New York, USA: Routledge.

 

 

 

 

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