As part of my final MA project, I produced three interactive videos introducing the debate between privacy and security in the context of recent terrorism activity and changes to surveillance legislation. The aim of the project was to explore interactive video, and to find a way of providing additional context to the viewer. The formats […]
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. I worked with a group of students across the MA and BA Media suite at BCU, including Online Journalism, International Broadcast Journalism, Television Production, and […]
Warning: some of the multimedia content in this project contains explicit language. Best Before End is a satirical television and online news bulletin that spoofs British news and current affairs; brought to you by the most sophisticated news team in the history of television broadcasting, if you exclude every other news team in the history […]
On the 8th November, I directed two live broadcasts for Birmingham Eastside, at 11pm and 2am, using my experience from City OnAir to ensure they run smoothly. I was based in the gallery, but communicating with the newsroom to establish breakaways for breaking news segments. Our content reached thousands of people; our tweets had over 17,000 impressions and Facebook updates reached over […]
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 […]
The first ‘superfood cocktail bar’ has opened in England, and is part of a growing trend of so-called ‘superfoods’. Production team: Zay Arguelles (presenter), Samuel Gould and Unsah Malik.
This is a news package about the proposals of a smoking ban in London’s parks and in Parliament and Trafalgar Square. The video was mainly filmed at Trafalgar Square, with additional footage filmed in St James Park. Production team: Anjali Mandalia (presenter), Andrea Kmeťová, Zay Arguelles and Samuel Gould.
City OnAir is the student radio station at City University London. I joined the team in my first year of studies as a presenter and producer, before taking the role as editor with a group of 20+ regular contributors. Together, we produced an average of six hours of podcast content a week, including three hours […]
Farringdon is to be transformed into a major rail interchange and construction work is underway. The Farringdon interchange will provide a link between Thameslink, the London Underground and the Crossrail network itself, as well as a railway connection between two of the UK’s busiest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. According to the Crossrail website, “This interchange […]