Investigations Team set up to combat potholes
My progress as a journalist took a turn on Friday when I discovered I was joining a small group of investigative journalists. The idea is to plan, record, edit and upload a video to YouTube with our proposal for a journalistic project. Our group decided that since we were each from the Walsall area that we would focus on the issue of potholes and how the council are dealing with this problem – whilst, at the same time, continuing with our previous tasks of contributing to the Birmingham Budget Cuts blog. So, after we had planned what we were going to say, I was given the privilege of staying behind the camera, which was to my delight! Everything went well, until we came to edit it – we discovered that we urgently needed training in how to edit audio-video, but we soon learnt the basics and everything started to fall into place. I anticipate that the next few weeks will be intense but I am looking forward to the multimedia aspect of the module designed to increase skills and knowledge of technology vital to today’s journalists!