Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

Wednesday 27th Feb, 2013:
12pm, Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot from ITV Calendar News gave introduction and showed compilation video displaying their time working together. Then gave a studio demonstration about how to present the news: how to act, look to camera, body language, how to engage with an interviewee to flow from question to question, etc.

Gave insight into how to work with a presenting partner, which included a practice exercise with two postgraduate students who are hoping to break into the business, and gave knowledgable feedback.

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Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

Wednesday 27th Feb, 2013:
11am, lecture from Neil Wallis (former executive editor of the News of the World) on the Leveson Debate entitled ‘Leveson: the Devil in the Detail’- informative talk and Q & A time where Wallis took the opportunity to discuss his ordeal throughout the phone hacking scandal and his arrest because of the News of the World’s involvement in the issue. Believes he was a “trophy arrest.” Gives comment that said the decision of his bail was decided Thursday night but he didn’t hear the result until the Friday morning.

Talks about ‘Free Press’ and asks the question, “Is it OK to pay police for information?” A few people from the audience say that it is OK for a journalist to offer money to officers, but officers shouldn’t accept the money in exchange for the details.

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Photojournalist Comparison

Jacob Ehrbahn, Carsen Snejbjerg, & Jonathan Berg Moller.

The main similarities between the photojournalism essays that I have chosen are the colours used in the images that make them stand out and attract an audience to look through them. Another similarity is they display the different ways of life of cultures around the world; Moller’s focuses on Japanese Harajuku teens, Snejbjerg depicts the celebrations of Holi festivals, and Ehrbahn’s photographs shows the US Presidential election victory rally.

The differences between the three photo essays would also be the subject matter, although they all display different culture norms, the basis is very different. Ehrbahn’s is a politically based piece of work, and shows the people’s happiness over their chosen politician being elected as the President for a second term. Moller’s photojournalism essay shows the different dress that the Harajuku teenagers wear and the way they live their lives in society, but the images are more portrait based as opposed to Snejbjerg’s and Moller’s work.

Jacob Ehrbahn

http://greatphotojournalism.com/jacobehrbahn_series628.html

Jacob Ehrbahn’s photojournalism essay entitled Obama’s Election Night Rally in Grant Park depicts the support that Obama had from the American people who attended the event. The photographs show the crowds that gathered in the area to back the President during his second term election race. The main things that catch my eye when looking through the images is the angles and colours of certain photographs in the essay. The pictures that include the United States flag pop and create movement and depth in the image.┬áThe images do have great impact and meaning as they show how big of a deal the Presidential election is in the United States of America.

A negative about this certain photo essay would be the images don’t necessarily flow from one to the other; the content of the photographs are appropriate and are relevant to each other, but the colours of some of the images are very different to one another. There are some yellow tinted photographs, grey images, some including a dark shadow, and some in normal colour- or one’s that have been lit by street light. However, despite this I think that an audience would take interest in Ehrbahn’s piece of work as it shows the celebration of the people over Obama’s Presidential victory.

Carsen Snejbjerg

http://greatphotojournalism.com/carstensnejbjerg_series652.html

Carsen Snejbjerg’s photojournalism essay was shot during the colourful festival of celebration known as Holi. The colours of the photographs is what attracted me first to Snejbjerg’s work, much like Moller’s photojournalism essay. It opens the audience up to other cultures, and the social norms in other foreign countries.

The photos flow from one to another as the subject matter throughout is the people at the celebration, and the contrast of the dark and light of shadow and the bright colours used in for the Holi fesitival.┬áThe eye travels through every image in the essay as they have layers that attracts the eye so it can flow around the photographs. The colours engage the eye and keep an audience’s interest as the images are vibrant and eye catching.

Aspects I don’t really like about Carsen Snejbjerg’s Colours of Holi photo essay are the blurriness in some of the images, whether this effect was intended in some of the shots I don’t know. Some people may find the blurriness irritating or could make them feel like the image is hard to see because of what the blur does to some of the images.

Jonathan Berg Moller

http://greatphotojournalism.com/jonathanbjergmoeller_series553.html

This photojournalist’s work was based on and features Harajuku teenagers. Moller focuses on the teens in certain situations, and uses the bright colours of their attire to create interesting images that have depth. The way the photographs have been shot makes the eye travel through the picture easily and gives the audience much to look at and keep engaged in the photojournalist’s essay.

I selected Moller as one of the photojournalists to review because this certain Harajuku essay caught my eye because of the interesting image lighting and the unique subject matter. The essay is successful because I think the pictures keep the interest of an audience because of the out-of-the-ordinary basis of the photojournalism essay and the eye catching contrast of colours.

Aspects that I don’t necessarily like about Jonathan Berg Moller’s Harajuku essay is some of the images differ very much from one another as two of the images have a very dark black background, whereas the others have contrasting grey brick against the bright colours of the Harajuku teenager’s clothing.