Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
This is the some feedback that I gained from a social networking site, this allowed me to broaden my feedback and gain more opinions on the paper itself. The comments made were positive and gave me some ideas on what needs to be improved and from this I can work from this and produce a better quality product suitable for my audience.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
The comments were varied, the orange paper-stick notes were the negatives of the paper, and the green were the positives of it, so looking at it first time there are more negatives then positives, but when reading the comments the negatives were easily repairable.
One negative about the masthead, said that the NOW! part needs to be more exciting, this means that I will have to edit the masthead on photoshop and make it more suitable to what they have told me.
Another negative, is that the weather section that I had produced on the paper did not appear professional enough, this a big issue to deal with for my paper is appealing to traditional people and their main attraction to the paper is the professionalism, by not having this my audience will not purchase the paper, so I will edit this section on photoshop and produce a better version to appeal to my audience.
Another negative is that the photography had not enough effort put into it, this is not a good comment for the photography is one of the main aspects of newspaper and for most local ones, without good photography the audience will become bored and will not enjoy just reading text because the photos are of poor quality. So I will try and take more creative and clear photos so that it will link to the article more clearly and appeal to my audience more.
The final negative is that the "blackberry symbol", it is said to be "to big" and this is a issue for it does not appear professional from this, I am going have to reduce the size, or include a better photo to link to the article.
The positives of the paper, The two positives given to my paper were of two adverts I produced, one of the JJB advert, and one of the My-time pavilion, they are detailed and professional so this is why they were given positive comment, and they do not need any further changing unless I feel they require more changing to benefit the paper.
Friday, 25 March 2011
This was produced on garageband, the program was reasonably simple to use and allowed me to use a number of special effects in the sound to enhance it to a standard needed to attract my audience to the paper. This was scripted by myself and all editing was done by me also, so it gives the reader the chance to have a feeling of how I wish to represent my newspaper to them.
The advert which I have created will appeal to my target audience for it is clear and contains all relevant information which the paper needs to put across to them (contact information, name of paper, area it is based in), it contains a clear and mature voice this connates the type of audience I will be targeting, they may be young but they are young and mature. The advert also contains the slogan that was mentioned on the previous poster, this will link all 3 media products that have been already produced, and will intise the audience more to purchase the paper for it shows that all 3 are related clearly. Also has background sporting noises so that it gave the reader of a sporting paper and this may interest the reader that bit more, for they are relevant sounds to use.
The parts for improvement would be that I could of tried a number of different slogans to use just to have variation, I could of changed the voice to a more youthful and sporty voice type for the paper is more sport orientated and this may relate better to the audience. I also could of tried a number of different background noises instead of just 2 types, may come across as limited.
Monday, 14 March 2011
- Do you want the most up to date news for your local area?
- Do you want to hear of local sporting achievements?
- Then check out Bromley Now Newspaper
- Provides information on all aspects of the local area at present.
- You can pick up a copy from your local newsagents, or subscribe to free delivery to your home.
- See for more information on http://www.bromleynow.co.uk/
Music fades out.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
The adverts of the paper were mostly my own taken photos and developed on photoshop so that they appeared professional and realistic, I resize most images so that they looked right for the paper and fitted well with text.
The photos used for main article and side article were my own taken photos, this is a positive for it relates to the reader alot more and gives them a feeling of being apart of the article.
Colour of font I changed to mostly black, for some text was red I then changed it to black for it appeared better, I also boxed adverts for further pages so that they appeared more clearer and easier to view.
Ravens Wood School's Rugby Academy are one game from Twickenham after beating Lord William School 24 -13 in the quarter final of the Daily Mail National Vase at Bromley Rugby Club on Wednesday 16th February.
Ravens Wood set out a vision to become one of the best rugby schools in England 5 years ago and the plan is now coming to fruition. The Rugby Academy has been running at the school for 3 years now and sees players receiving high quality professional coaching 5 times a week.
The team itself has played a number of matches from the beginning of the competition, they have included very respectable victories against Eltham College, Langley Park School, Norwich School, Wallingham Grammar School to name a few, and hopefully St Georges College of Coventry can be added to that list in the semifinal encounter.
Realistically for most of the Ravenswood players this is going to be the biggest games of their rugby playing career and seeing as most of the team are in their last year of sixth form this is most definitely going to be there last chance of winning a trophy with the school, as shown in the main front cover image I managed to gain some time with one of the key players of the team Dominic Grover (Winger), and gain some idea of how the team and himself are feeling before the game.
The winger said that -
“This upcoming semifinal encounter is the biggest game of rugby I would have played my whole life, don’t get me wrong I am nervous, but I feel that if we play to our potential as team, we should be in twickenham to contest the final of the national vase!”
The semifinal will be eagerly anticipated by both the school and the local area, for it has become very well known of the team’s success in the competition so far.
Date - Sunday 6th March 2011
Venue - Broadstreet RFC, the Ivor Preece Field, Rugby Road, Binley Woods, Coventry. CV3 2AY
Kickoff - 13.00 versus St George's College, Weybridge
Wished all the luck to the team and hopefully, next article we write about the team it is the news of them contesting the final in Twickenham.
Lewisham youths to be warned via Blackberry of police stop and search operations
Youths in Lewisham will be alerted by Blackberry if police are planning a stop and search operation in the borough - a first for the capital.
Supporters of the scheme say it will cut down on the amount of weapons carried in the area but the father of one murdered teenager warns it could do criminals’ work for them.
Under the scheme, launched by the community police consultative group’s stop and search team, youngsters can sign up for alerts through their Blackberry phones.
It will tell them when meetings of the group are taking place, and allow feedback on operations in the borough.
They will also be told when section 60 is used in an area - the order allowing stop and search operations to take place - and advised of their rights.
Vice chairmen of the group and propose idea Councillor Brooks said:
“We want to advise those youths before they get stopped so there isn’t a confrontation.
“It will also deter them coming into the borough with knives.”
Cllr Brooks said a number of people had signed up so far by entering the pin number 23A9141F.
And he said youngsters were assured that their contact details would not be passed on to the police.
This is a bold move made by the police for it may cause more controversy then good, but we will have to give it time and see whether the idea has a postive effect in the community.
Mark Goldberg has officially quit as the manager of Bromley FC after continued accusations of internal conflict within the team.
The accusations that had been made were that team selection and transfer decisions were being made above the manager’s head, and this caused the manager to have major issues with how the club was being run.
News broke out that Goldberg had resigned on Friday January 21 2011; this did not come, as a huge shock to a lot of Bromley supporters for the allegations had been ongoing for a number of weeks.
One of the main reasons for the departure of Goldberg, was after a 7-0 drumming delivered by Weston Supermere fc, this could be said to of been the final straw to a very chaotic couple of months for both the manager and club internally, and Goldberg came to the conclusion that it was time for him to resign as manager of the club, and allow another person to try stabilize the club internally within the team and at boardroom level.
Goldberg during the saga of allegations of internal conflict, told a respected transfer target that “Bromley FC was not a good place to be right now”, and inevitably the player thought against joining the club, from this quote by Goldberg this just strengthen the allegations of internal conflict within club.
Goldberg also said before the Christmas period that “He hoped that the ongoing conflicts would have been resolved in the Christmas campaign, but position has become untenable”.
Goldberg's brother-in-law, Jerry Dolke, had become chairman of non-league Bromley and during the 2005/2006 season the pair announced the controversial decision that Goldberg would replace the highly successful and highly popular George Wakeling and his management team, who had led to the Premier Division of the Isthmian League , and then secured survival by a long distance.
Goldberg left Bromley during the 2007-08 season, to be succeeded by Simon Osborn, but returned to the club at the end of the season, and now back to the present has left the club for a second time.
The club was placed Mid – table, at a respectable 12th position so the teams position league wise is not at a major concern. The main issue to both the media and the supporters is clearly the running of the club.
This is a plan for the main "Write Up" of the main article, this was produced for it will assist me in stages in how to construct my article, for it will give my article a good flow and will appear well structured, for it has a Beginning, Middle and a Ending, this plan will assist the article and appear more professional.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
The "Softer article", I am going to write up and produce an article about my schools up and coming Rugby Vase Cup game, they have been recently very successful in the cup, and this will be easier to gain quotes and photos for.
The "Hard article" is "Goldberg walks over Bromley’s ‘ongoing conflict".
This is of the amid accusations of in-fighting within the club, this will appeal to the reader for it is sport orientated to begin with, but the story also offers that added spice as training ground and pre match fights have been said to of occured. This is going to appeal to the younger reader for it is about there local team but it indicates that their is more that meets the eye with this story and this will get the younger reader wanting to read the next article to have a update on the current team situation.
I will be able to also gain some photos aswell, for it is local and easy to access within the area, this will assist me in making the article look professional and detailed.
Another story I have chosen to be in my newspaper is "Lewisham texts local youths of stop and searches"
This is about the local youths of that area being notified via Blackberry that their will be routine stop and searches to avoid potential crimes within the area. This story will appeal to my audience for younger readers may well go through this area regarly and may want to know information on what this stop and search entails and if it effects them.
This may well also interest the younger readers to wanting to know why this is occuring?, and they may well feel in Favour for this article or Against it, for the younger readers are always interested in the way they are represented in the real world at present.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
• Launched - 16th March 1999
• Owner of paper – Daily Mail and General Trust, owning other newspapers such as metros, for Metro (Brighton), Metro (Cardiff, Swansea & Newport), Metro (East Midlands) , Metro (Liverpool), Metro (North East), Metro (North West), Metro (Scotland), Metro (West Country), Metro (West Midlands), Metro (Yorkshire), and including many other newspapers across the regions locally.
• Product type – Bulk Distribution, meaning they distributed in large amounts instead of smaller.
• Total distribution figure for newspaper - 762,541
• Registered under the ABC website since 1999.
The Bromley Times
• Owned by Archant Ltd • Joined ABC in 1986, but is no longer register under ABC now.
• Sector based in Kent.
• Former names - Bromley & District Express and Orpington & Chislehurst Express (Archant Ltd), Bromley & Orpington Leader (Archant Ltd)
• Distribution figures - 29,631 Total Average Net Circulation / Distribution per Issue.
• Product type is Regional Publication.
• Including the suburbs of Orpington, Chislehurst, Biggin Hill and Beckenham.
• It’s published by Kentish Times Newspapers, a branch of Archant London
• Editors of paper are based in Sidcup.
Bromley News shopper
• Owned by Newquest Media Group
• Editor Andrew Parkes
• Sector based in is Kent
• Former names - Bromley News Shopper Series (News Shopper Ltd)
• Product type is Regional publications.
• First Joined ABC in 1986
• Distribution Figures - 73,770 Total Average Net Circulation / Distribution Per Issue
• Still registered under ABC.
I have learned that the local newspaper industry is quite a well established part of society and contains many different types of papers to choose from, as shown from the few local ones selected above, it shows us that they are producing a large amount of papers to distribute, and that they have many different versions of the paper in different areas of the country, which will enhance the reputation of that paper, but this is mostly down to who infact owns that newspaper. This type of information is relevant to me, for it gives me an idea of what type of audience to focus on, location to be based in, distribution figures and techniques, etc. The paper that may be willing to publish my paper is mostly likely to be "The Bromley Times", for I am targeting the same local area it is, the paper itself is very conventional and is alike to mine for I chose to follow most conventions also. The only slight difference is the age range of target audience and that my paper "Bromley Now" is more a sport orientated paper.