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JOURNALISM
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1Response to the press release.................................................................................................1Self-sourced story written for print publication.....................................................................2Self-sourced story written for news paper website.................................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................3Critical evaluation essay.........................................................................................................3CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFRENCES...................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONJournalism involves collecting information from various sources along with explaining the eventsoccurred to the public(Allan and Thorsen, 2009). The main purpose of this occupation is to make citizensaware about different issues and ensure accurate actions are being taken by the communities and government.Media is powerful tool through words, one can change the circumstances(Burns and Matthews, 2018). Peopleare widely influenced by the news displayed on their TV channels or newspapers editions. It will not be wrongto say that journalists are the backbone of democracy. Journalist highlights the all sorts of events in truestmanner. In the report a portfolio has been prepared which includes response to the press release along with twoself-sourced story, one which is written for the print publication while the latter is written for the newspaper. Inthe end critical evaluation has also been made which discusses the experience as journalist.TASK 1Response to the press releaseBeing a journalist it required to understand the stories before presenting it in front of the audience. Afteranalysing the press release of Biggin comprehensive school one can say that sports are effective means ofgrowth and development. As per the release the school allowed sport groups and local kids to use the pitch andfulfil their desire of playing sports. The pitch can be used for variety of games such as footballs, hockey,lacrosse and netball. This was a good decision on school's part. Encouraging young players by giving themappropriate instruments certainly will improve the situation of athletes of a country. Though the school has alsobenefited from this. As wider community have become part of it, they paying sufficient amount which is beingused by the school to buy the sports equipment. As students from local community did not have the advantageof playing in a well maintained pitch, this decision was welcomed by the sports leaders like Peter Davis.Though request had been made to allow using the pitch at weekends and at midnight, but the management didnot approve of it due to the inconvenience that can be faced by the people who are residing near the school. Thisshows that apart from being thoughtful the school management is responsible as well. Another issue that sportsgroups were suffering from was of floodlighting. Not being able to fully comprehend with this situation was thereason that many of these groups find the decision as blessing. It is vital that proper tools and environment isgiven to the players. Having proper floodlights at the field open gates for further opportunities. Due to thisproductivity of players get improved as bad whether condition and playing at odd hours would not be problem.More initiatives are required to be taken like conducting events involving indoor and outdoor games. Increaseparticipation will lead to increased possibility of attaining fruitful and healthy future. The school managementwas facing hindrance from the planning commission, but the efforts become successful when approval wasgained to install floodlighting. People like Kenny Crookes can play major role in uplifting the position of sports1
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