On the 8th June 2015, Apple unveiled “an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device” (Apple, 2015). The application is ‘a personalised newsfeed aggregator for digital media’, designed “as a solution to a fragmented news reading experience generated by hopping between apps or mobile sites” (Williams, 2015). [read more]
Photograph of the street leading into Mell Square after a bridge was demolished, creating an open space of natural light. Originally uploaded to Instagram (@SamGould23).
Photograph of the production gallery that will be used to broadcast results of the 2016 US presidential election from Birmingham City University. Originally uploaded to Instagram (@SamGould23).
Available as an application on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, as well as through your web browser, Distribution App allows you to post content to all of your social media sites in one easy process. [read more]
It’s no secret that councils across the country use budget hotels to accommodate the homeless in their towns and cities. But to what extent does this happen in Birmingham? Data made public by shows expenditure on hotels for the homeless reach nearly £2.2 million in the last twelve months. [read more]
I recorded a short voice-piece about Birmingham Airport recording its fifth consecutive month where it has handled over one million passengers for a news bulletin presented by Cheralene Lavery. [read more]
Do you know where your closest defibrillator is? No? Neither did I. Throughout October, the West Midlands Ambulance Service are asking for our help in tracking down the life-saving equipment and pinpointing their locations with the #FindYourDefib hashtag. [read more]
Santa Claus will be coming to Solihull from November 19th to his grotto in Touchwood as part of a series of activities running through the holiday period. The Saturday will also be the day the Christmas lights will be lit up, although festive organisers, Solihull BID, have confirmed there will be no special switch-on event. [read more]
Birmingham Eastside is an independent publication by the students from the journalism department at Birmingham City University. My written contributions began in September 2016, with articles about Santa Claus, Defibrillators and more. [read more]
Photograph of light breaking through the trees along an empty street in the early hours of the morning.