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March 18, 2010

Week 9. Mock Interviews. Getting ready for the event.

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Today we dedicated our workshops to practicing and rehearsing what we will be doing next week. We did some mock interviews, took some pictures, wrote the articles and uploaded the results below. Some new and very interesting discussions took place. On the one hand we discussed the practicalities involved in an interview: questions need to be shorter and sharper than we thought, we need to be strategic in choosing the questions, we need to be teams of three people to make sure we have everything covered (one asks questions, the other one takes pictures, and the other takes notes). On the other hand we continued the discussions about what’s important to communicate: issues of isolation and social integration were particularly present in the discussion.

March 11, 2010

Week 8. Editorial Meeting and Pre-production

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This morning we had an editorial meeting to prepare for the event happening here on the 25th of March. We sat all around the table, 9 clients and the tutors, and had a lively discussion about what are the main things we need to cover, who will do what, etc. Excellent ideas came up. We all realised that this is really about the clients and that there is a something very poignant to be address and it’s the funding cuts.


March 5, 2010

Week 8 Plan. The Press Room Project (Part I)

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OVERVIEW – The Press Room Project. Preparation day.

For the coming two weeks we will work on a team project we’ve called The Press Room. We will turn our workshop space into a journalists office and learn the dynamics of documenting an event and publishing it on the web.

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