Projects

A critical evaluation of Apple News

Research conducted into the effectiveness of Apple News as a platform for distribution submitted as coursework for a module on online journalism at Birmingham City University: How effective is the iOS application Apple News as a platform for publishers to distribute their content?

City OnAir

City OnAir was the student radio station at City University London, operating between 2011 and 2015.

In The News This Week

A podcast with a round up of the most important news stories from the past seven days. The most recent episodes are available in the player below, and on my SoundCloud profile.

Interactive storytelling: providing control to a consumer of online news video

For my MA by practice project, I have researched the production of interactive video to determine its viability as a format for online video that can allow its viewer to control the content they receive.

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nick Ferrari in virtual reality

During the first edition of ‘Ring Rees-Mogg’ on LBC’s Breakfast show with Nick Ferrari, I produced a short video in 360°.

Privacy, or security?

A series of blog posts detailing the progress of my Final Major Project: How can online video provide a news audience with additional content?

Radio news bulletins

A portfolio of recorded news bulletins from March 2015 to January 2017.

Research: News on Instagram

A series of blog posts looking into the practices and effectiveness of using Instagram to publish news content.

UK General Election 2017

On the 8th June, I presented a series of programmes on Facebook Live for Birmingham Eastside, each on the hour throughout the night, with results updates and discussions from the General Election.

US Presidential Election 2016

I directed two live broadcasts for Birmingham Eastside of the results to the 2016 US Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.

What do trends in mobile messaging have to do with terrorism?

Following an increase in terrorism activity in late 2014-early 2015, David Cameron announced that ‘there should not be any safe place for terrorists to communicate’ and that if re-elected, the Conservatives would introduce new powers to help authorities gather more intelligence. But can an increase in the use of social media and instant messaging really […]

What is ‘newsworthiness’, and where does it come from?

This essay examines the content of the 1965 study into what is considered ‘newsworthy’, and argues newsworthiness can not be entirely defined as a single list of factors, but instead remains a theory into how news is selected.

WMCA Mayoral Election 2017

In early May, the West Midlands voted for its first combined Mayor to oversee spending on a consolidated transport budget and a 30 year 1.1 billion pound investment fund, and to be responsibility for a compulsory purchase power over housing and planning. I used the election as a subject for a research project into the […]