Over my three years at Staffordshire University, I have been taught on a course of the highest standard, to mould me into a multimedia journalist ready to go out into the industry.
Here are just some of the skills I have picked up in the last three years:
Tee-line shorthand – Obtaining 80wpm (Internal Staffordshire University pass) and 60wpm at NCTJ level.
Media Law – successfully passing my internal media law exam with a 2:1.
Television equipment – Trained in Sony NX3,NX5 and NX10 broadcast cameras as well as Newsroom equipment such as the Tricaster, Sound, Green screen and Auto prompter.
Video editing software – Use of Adobe Premier Pro, producing video packages to industry standard, which I used at Sky Sports placement making a package for their magazine show.
Radio equipment – Trained in using Radio studios as well as YellowTech iXms to conduct interviews on location. I am also confident using Burli news production software, and able to record interviews either in the studio or over the phone.
Radio editing software – Use of Adobe Audition to edit recorded audio to industry standard.
Social Media – Confident across all social media platforms, for the target market or to gain publicity as with my placement at the CPFWC.
Teamwork – Having had experience of working in Newsdays, I can work efficiently in a team or lead a team as producer to produce news bulletins to a deadline. Also my placement at the CPFWC working on a high profile sports tournament in the media team covering many matches on a day-to-day basis.
Photography – Trained in Nikon D90 and D70 cameras, and am confident using Adobe Photoshop to edit the photos.
InDesign – Creating a magazine cover and Newspaper pages for Production Journalism module.
Writing – I am able to write for all forms of media, to suit the audience and story’s needs.
Hopefully these skills set me apart from the rest of the industry.