Multimedia Project: Souviens-toi

MMPBuzzshIn the Haute-Vienne region of France lies the village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The land is scarred by the massacre of an entire village by the Waffen SS Division. On 10th June 1944, 642 people lost their lives: 190 men, 247 women, 205 children.

Under the decree of President Charles de Gaulle, the ruins cannot be destroyed. As no one was charged for the crimes committed 70 years ago, investigations continue to seek justice.

I produced this multimedia project for my final year in which I majored in documentary. The project investigates the what, where, why and whens of the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Other aspects of the project include producing a behind the scenes video, an interactive map, a feature, a podcast and a blog of the journey. I also familiarised myself with basic HTML in order to differentiate between the projects webpages and the host webpages. To view the whole project click here.

If you have any more questions about the project, feel free to email me!

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US Presidential Election 2012

US ELECTION SHThe Media School’s US Election Coverage involved over 200 people and delivered news live on election night through the platforms of television, radio and online.  Alastair Campbell and Libertarian vice-presidential candidate Judge, Jim Gray, were amongst our interviewees for our coverage.

I played the role of Assistant News Editor for Online.

On the week leading up to election night, I sub-edited features before they were published and worked on afternoon shifts, writing news for the website. I source and interviewed people in the US to support the stories.On the night of election, I worked from 5pm on the 6th November GMT until 8am on the 7th November 2012. I assisted in leading two teams of student journalists, ensuring the most accurate reports were published. Alongside updating the State votes, we published news and features. I sub-editied every piece of copy to make sure the house-style was maintained. I also added a photograph to every single piece before it was published.

The website received over 16,000 hits from the launch until the end of election day.

The rest of the project was also a success. The radio coverage was streamed live on local radio station Hope FM and the TV content was featured on the website.

Click the following links to see some of the work I produced for the project. Some articles include podcasts and other multimedia content.

Offensive rape comments affect presidential votes
Voting machine glitches mar election
New York death toll rises after Sandy
Superstorm Sandy suspends election campaigns

Click here to view the full website or watch the video below for a sneaky peek behind the scenes:

Cyber Bullying Awareness Week

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A short news package on Cyber Bullying Awareness Week and how it affects Bournemouth University students.

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One in 10 teenagers have been the victim of cyberbullying, according to new statistics released by Radio 1 Newsbeat today. One thousand teenagers from all across the UK took part in the survey to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day. Hollie Borland reports.

 


Paid essay writing companies target Bournemouth University

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1’40″ TV News Package, produced for a university assignment. Filmed, presented, edited and shot by myself.

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Websites offering to write essays on commission are targeting students at Bournemouth University. Students have become accustomed to receiving flyers from the club promoters at the University gates, but now have begun to receive business cards from companies selling essays, claiming a guaranteed first or 2:1. Hollie Borland has more.

This story was also published in The Bournemouth Rock. Read the article here.

Radio

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Fire Radio is a station based in Bournemouth with a listenership of around 316,000. Hear some of the work I produced for Fire Radio whilst on work experience in December 2013.


wessexfmDorchester-based Wessex FM is part of the UKRD group and reaches out to around 123,000 adults across Dorset. Listen to what I produced for them on work experience.


Nomore page 3

No More Page Three is an ongoing campaign lead by Lucy Holmes, aimed at banning the Page Three girl in the The Sun newspaper. Listen to this radio feature about the campaign.


Karma

Karma Nirvana delivered a speech on forced marriage in Poole ahead of the changes to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This was produced for Buzz News.


Gove

A Radio news feature produced in the style of BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. It explores the effects of taking GCSEs early and whether Education Secretary Michael Gove was right to advise against them.

Should Page Three of the Sun be banned?

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‘A Feature for Change’ was the brief of the university assignment.
Since 1970, Page 3 of the Sun has been reserved for a full sized image of a topless woman. It has normalised photographs of naked women in the press, despite some of the models being as young as sixteen. Ever since the feature began, it has met criticism, particularly from feminists.

I spoke to protestors outside News International and Lucy Holmes, who is heading up the campaign No More Page 3. I also spoke to glamour model, Nicola Rocco.

This story also made it to the front page of the student newspaper, The Bournemouth Rock. To view the article click here.


Karma Nirvana and Force Marriage

Karma Karma Nirvana delivered a speech in Poole as part of a UK tour, ahead of the of the changes to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This was produced for Buzz News. It features an interview with charity founder Jasvinder Sanghera CBE and DCI Jez Noyce from Dorset Police. This radio package also aimed to drive traffic to the website where it is possible for listeners to hear from a victim of forced marriage, who wished to remain anonymous. To view the online counterpart to this story, click here.


Wessex FM

wessexfmDorchester-based Wessex FM is part of the UKRD group and reaches out to around 123,000 adults across Dorset. Whilst on placement I produced news packages on a daily basis, conducted face to face interviews as well as over the phone interviews and followed my own leads to produce content. Every story required an online version as well to be added to the website.


Dorset Pensions – This story was embargoed until 4th December 2013. I worked on the story alone, developing it with each broadcast.

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Less then half of Dorset residents have begun to save for their pensions. Despite having more realistic expectations about retirement income than the rest of Britain, research shows that only 44% of people in Dorset are saving for their retirement. We asked the people of Dorchester whether they’ve started saving.

 

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Less then half of Dorset residents have begun to save for their pensions. Research shows that only 44% of people in Dorset are saving for their retirement, despite having more realistic expectations about retirement income than the rest of Britain. We asked pensions expert Tony Stenning why people are struggling to save.

 

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Only 44% of Dorset residents have begun to save for their pensions. Research shows that people in Dorset are more interested in short term spending than long term finances, despite having more realistic expectations about retirement income than the rest of Britain. Pensions expert Tony Stenning gives us advice on how to start saving.

To view the story online, click here.


Bus fire – A school bus caught fire on the school run in Dorchester. I was sent to the scene to talk to anyone at the scene and record a live report.


Winter warning – I prerecorded content to be broadcast over the weekend. View the story on the website here.

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Dorset Police are urging drivers to be safe this winter as part of the Force’s Countdown to Christmas campaign. Hollie Borland reports.


Sport – Despite not being my forte, I spoke to the managers of the local football teams to get a prematch overview of the weekend games.