PRACTICAL

It was very easy to register with storify as there was an option to create an account with Twitter or Facebook.

Whilst exploring the whole of storify it was rather confusing as to how to create a storify story. However, there was a simple solution such as watching a YouTube video about the network.

The first issue I decided to compile with storify was about Australia’s Jarryd Hayne (Trending on Twitter in Australia: #HaynePlane).

WEEK 3 - Blog Entry Practical

For the full story:

https://storify.com/ajrook97/the-hayneplane#publicize

After creating a story I found that storify makes telling a story very convenient. Before creating my story (shown above) I explored and read other storify stories and that’s where it was evident that there are many different kinds of stories. What ‘makes the news’ on storify is really anything from Taylor Swift and One Direction to sending a potato in the mail.

URL for sending a potato in the mail: https://storify.com/sarahwhit10/yes-you-can-send-a-potato-in-the-mail

Overall, I am very excited to continue creating stories with storify so that when it comes to Assignment 3 I will be capable of creating a successful story.

INQUIRY

 The following will discuss the shark attack involving Mick Fanning. It will discuss the differences between each lead paragraph with regards to the news values. This topic was interesting as the victim of the assault was a beloved Australian surfer.

Here are the following lead paragraphs:

Broadcast

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Fanning said he’d be happy never to compete again after he incredibly emerged unscathed following the close encounter, which was broadcast live (news.com.au 2015).

Online

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Sir Richard Branson has called for sharks to be protected rather than hunted down and killed in the wake of an attack on one of the world’s leading surfers (the guardian 2015).

Print

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AUSTRALIAN surfer Mick Fanning has survived a shark attack live on TV in South Africa (The Morning Bulletin 2015).

At first it is evident that the broadcast and print lead paragraphs are very similar in the context. This is because they are very particular about who the shark attack happened too. Whereas, the online lead paragraph only allows a broad introduction to the article.

There are some differences when it comes to the news values in each form of news.

The Broadcast lead paragraph contains the news values of:

  1. Prominence – Mick Fanning is an Australian surfer who is spoken about in many news areas.
  2. Interest – Fanning said he’d be happy never to compete again after the attack which was broadcasted on live television.
  3. Timeliness – The attack was captured on live TV, meaning everyone watching was able to watch the attack unfolded on television.
  4. Impact – The attack not only affected Fanning but also everyone watching live.

The Online lead paragraph contains the news values of:

  1. Interest – An Australian surfer was recently attacked and now Sir Richard Branson has called for sharks to be protected rather than hunted down (the guardian 2015).
  2. Timeliness – The online article was published close after the attack on the Australian surfer Mick Fanning.
  3. Impact – The attack impacted the Australian surfer.

The Print lead paragraph contains the news values of:

  1. Prominence – Mick Fanning was the Australian surfer attacked by the shark.
  2. Proximity – Because the attacked happen to an Australian surfer it hits home to all Australians and especially surfers.
  3. Interest – Mick fanning survived a shark attack on live television.
  4. Timeliness – The incident was aired on live TV.
  5. Impact – The attack not only affected Fanning but also everyone watching live.

The reason this story was appealing was because it was very recent in the news and Mick Fanning being a well-known name in our household it felt like it would be the right topic.

Reference

news.com.au 2015, World reacts to ‘badass’ Fanning’s shark attack, viewed 5 August 2015, http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/world-reacts-to-badass-fannings-shark-attack/story-fno61i58-1227448609474.

The Guardian 2015, Richard Branson urges against shark hunting following Mick Fanning attack, viewed 5 August 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/29/richard-branson-urges-against-shark-hunting-mick-fanning-attack.

The Morning Bulletin 2015, Mick Fanning’s shark scare: ‘I saw the thing thrashing’, viewed 5 August 2015, http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/mick-fannings-shark-scare-i-saw-thing-thrashing/2711328/.

TECHNICAL

 The week 3’s blog quiz was again quite difficult. But, after the first attempt I decided to re-read chapter 3 of the textbook to refresh my memory. After that, I realised the little mistakes I picked in the quiz.

Therefore, on my second attempted I was able to complete the quiz with 100% correct.

There wasn’t a specific area that was difficult, it was just understand the textbook and the way it was written.

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