Following recent events things needed to be re-though.
This is a copy of the email which was sent to Jackie outlining my ideas going forward.
Hi Jackie and John.
I hope this outlines how I feel I would like to take this project.
Following our recent meeting regarding the best way forward with this project and the decision to use this as an opportunity to promote what is going on within the course and the projects that the students are undertaking.
After looking at the resources that we already have, and using knowledge gained from work experience I feel like we have a useful tool which we overlook Hull Central.
This is our platform and outlet to show off what we the students can do.
Currently it’s only ever used on News Day as a Hyperlocal site, which is great, however with a bit of work I think we can take it to the next level.
Most news organisations rely in part on people contacting them with stories about their community, usually by phone or email. They also rely on press release and connections with companies, as well as scouring the internet and talking to people.
PLANS FOR GOING FORWARD
After looking on the website we have no contact details so even if someone did have a story for us they couldn’t tell us. Creating an email address and signing up for press releases would be a start. It would also give a professional point for correspondence.
The about page seems a bit vague, we could make it more personal by including headshots and brief bios about of the students who populate the site. This will make the site personal for the readers and give the students a greater sense of ownership.
The site can also be used to publish features or stories produced in other lesson, an example would be the work produced with Carmen or Mike.
If students have things happening with outside projects these can be included.
Increase social media output to increase awareness of the site.
Up and coming events in an events guide.
The reason for these additions is simple, to attract people to the site and to show off the course and its students.
The use of Hull Central forms part of my plan going forward as it could be the showcase of what we can produce.
As journalist we cant hand what we produce on a model or frame in on the wall, we need a digital platform which screams look at how great we are.
The JDM twitter is well established so like to two together, they can compliment each other and the students.
At any chance possible the achievements of students need to be highlighted, as well as what is happening with other courses within HSAD.
I realise this may sound a little vague and will need approval. We have some great talent in both staff and students. Its time we found our voice and started shouting about it.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts
On 9 February 2018 at 14:33, Jackie Goodman <Jackie.Goodman@hsad.ac.uk> wrote:
Below is a copy of Jackie’s Response
Sarah I think this is a good idea – will you check with John as he set it up.