WordPress: WordPress is a site that allows youth setup a blog website for personal or professional use.

Tumblr: Tumblr is a social media site that allows you to post images and information in the style of a blog/website.

Six: Six is a site that allows you to create a website for personal or professional purposes.


Name of website

I am yet to confirm my choice of name for my website, however I do have a couple ideas, for example: ryanmasser.co.uk, ryanmassersport.co.uk and ryanmassermedia.co.uk, with the latter being the least likely.


Unit 9

Digital portfolio work

this podcast was created as part of my FMP for college. The skills shown in this include: editing skills to put the finished piece together, interview skills in order to think of and ask the questions to interview the guest. It also required research skills to ensure I asked relevant questions in order to receive the information required from the interviewee


This video was made as part unit 6 college work. The skills shown in this video are: camera work skills in order to get the shots required, interview skills in order to have good enough questions to ask and ask the questions to the interviewee. It also required editing skills in order to put the shots together to make the final piece. It also required research skills in order to get the information about 5 a side football that was required and ask relevant question to receive the desired information from the interviewee.



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This radio Bulletin required editing skills in order to put it all together as a finished project. It also required radio skills such as presenting skills in order to present the news in an appropriate tone and noise level and present the news in an appropriate style for radio.


Interview Research

This is part 2 of several parts for this interview. This is a conventional interview as it is professional in the way in which it has been set up. It sees the interviewer (sway) and the interviewee (Eminem/Marshall Mathers/ Slim Shady) both in shot. Also, it is setup on chairs in a studio which is conventional way of doing a music related interview. On the other hand, even though it was set up conventionally in a physical way, the way it has been edited with different shots and angles which isn’t a conventional way of editing an interview as it usually contains only one camera angle and shot.



This is a conventional interview as it is setup with the in a professional way with the interviewer/s off camera and the interviewee (Jurgen Klopp) in the centre of the screen as there is more than one interviewer, thus meaning that the positioning of Jurgen cannot be slightly to one side. It is filmed with one camera angle and shot which is very conventional way of recording an interview as it is simple and not distracting.



This is a conventional interview as it is setup in a professional way with the interviewer off camera and the interviewee positioned slightly right of frame looking across the shot. It includes cut away shots to the interviewer doing a few tricks a the football. This is not so conventional but is used a lot in sport and is becoming more conventional. At parts, the camera flips and shows the interviewer for a brief moment and then flips back to the interviewee. this is not conventional as usually, either both interviewer and interviewee are on camera or just the interviewee, rather than switching between the two. It also includes cut aways to clips from the player in a game which is common in this genre.

11.2.1-Research Portfolio On How Journalists Can Promote Themselves

One of the main ways a journalist can promote themselves is through  a personal website aka digital portfolio. This is so that a client can find out what it is you do, who you are and and view some of your work. For example.

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As you can see, Dan has designed his website in a way which is simple and easy to navigate. He has included his work, social medias and photos. By putting a photo in, he comes across as professional. It also shows that he has personality. By making the design simple, it means that a client can navigate the website easily and get a good idea about him professionally. This can also make it easier for a client to make a decision and can attract a client. Also, by showing your work on your website, it shows a sense of pride in your work, which will attract a client as they can see that you believe in you work.

Overall, this is good example of a website as it showcases his work, is easy to navigate, shows personality and contains links to his social media, which is another way a journalist can promote themselves.



Creative CVs

First off, What is a CV? A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a short document which details an individuals unique skills, qualities, experiences and character.

There are several types of CVs, including: Infographic CVs, functional CVs, chronological CVs and combination CVs.

Chronological CV

“A chronological CV which is also sometimes known as a performance CV is a effective way of marketing yourself to potential employers because it highlights your career progression and promotions with your most recent job listed first.”


Functional CV

“A functional CV is skills based and is written, focused and places more emphasis on showing your work experience, knowledge and expertise. It is developed and organized by your individual skills rather than your previous job titles or chronology.”



Combination CV

“A combination CV is organised into two parts or pages. The first part of a combination CV is a functional format, which highlights skills and accomplishments.”


Infographic CV

An infographic CV uses images and colours to grab an employees attention. An infographic CV is a good way to stand out, especially if being submitted to a company in a creative area or sector.



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This is a good example of an infographic CV as it is eye-catching and stands out. It also clearly shows her skills, experience, awards and achievements, and her education. These are things that should be included in a CV. Things that should not be included in a CV are negative things such as poor comments/references from old employees and teachers.

Social Media

Journalists use social media to promote themselves and other things. A journalist will use a social media account to showcase their work and promote it. Also, they would use social media to publish work and link to other work they have done. They would also use social media for other things as long a they remain family friendly, for example Dan walker has the # of #eggclub which keeps his account active when there is nothing to post, which helps push followers up. Also, it allows for public interaction.

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Twitter is important for journalists to use as it is a very good way of sharing articles and there pieces of work whilst engaging with an audience through comments, likes and retweets. This helps a journalist to see the most popular topics and stories which helps a journalist decide which stories to push and report on. This is helpful because it means that a journalist will not  publish a story that will not peek the I interest of his readers/ viewers/ listeners



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9.1.2- Camera shots and Angles


Extreme wide shot:

static-extreme-wide-shot-of-a-woman-walking-along-a-beach-at-sunrise_e1-ul0-om__F0000.png An extreme wide shot is far away from the subject and shows the surrounding area around them/it.

Wide shot:


A wide shot shows the entirety of the subject, but is closer than an extreme wide shot. It shows the surrounding area but is focusing a lot more on the subject than in an extreme wide shot.

Mid shot:


A mid shot is from waist up, and is focused on the subject.

Close up:


A close up is of the shoulders and head of the subject and focuses entirely on the subject.

Extreme Close up:


An extreme clue up is entirely a persons face and is focusing on the subject alone. It is used to show emotion and drama.

Cut away:


A cut away shot is the interruption of a continuously filmed action by inserting a view of something else. It is usually, although not always, followed by a cut back to the first shot, when the cut away avoids a jump cut.

Cut in:


A cut-in shot is a close-up shot of something visible in the main scene. In this photo, action 3 is the cut in shot


Eye level:


An eye level camera angle is at the eye level of the subject.

High angle:

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A high angle shot is filmed from above the subject.

Low angle:


A low angle shot is filmed from below the subject.

Birds Eye view:


A birds eye view shot is filmed from a helicopter or a drone etc. and is of the setting from above.



This video report uses different shots and angles. for example, it opens with a close up during an interview and finishes with a mid shot of the group at his funeral. Throughout the video there are examples of these shots and others, which include: Mid shots, wide shots and an extreme close up.




This video report uses mainly close up shots as it is focusing on people speaking from interviews. It uses a few cut away shots to images of police cars and crime scenes while voices still play.

9.1.1- Camera Practise

Practise 1

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When setting up the camera for the interview, I managed where my interviewee, in this case Callum, to the right of the camera looking slightly across the shot. However, he moved around more than anticipated and therefore framing wasn’t exactly how I wanted it. To control this, next time I set up an interview, I will tell the interviewee to stay as still as possible. Also, he moved up and down a bit so headroom in the shot was an issue as I didn’t allow for movement when setting up the shot.

I set the camera to automatic and therefore the settings were automatically changed for the location to alter: Aperture, ISO and focus. To start the recording, I clicked on the button labelled “LV” (Live View) then pressed the red button next to the power button.


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After Callum had set up and recorded this interview outside, we decided that it wasn’t worth me setting my own up as it was too windy and therefore there was too much background noise, Thus deciding not to record another interview in this location.



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I then went out and set up the interview again but this time I used an led light to try and even out the light. This helped a lot as the lighting is more even on both sides, but it is not quite the same. This time I told Callum to stand more still in order to keep the framing right. however he did move across slightly nut not as much.

My Career Plan

My Personal Career Plan

A) I would like to have a career in broadcast sports journalism, specifically football.


B) Routes into this include:

  • University: There are undergraduate (BA) courses in sports journalism and broadcast journalism, however these are not combined. Some of these are postgraduate and some are undergraduate. This would be a good way into the sector as it is a qualification directly in the field I want to venture into as a career. However, these courses are not specifically designed as a broadcast journalism course, which is the field I would like to have a career in.
  • Apprenticeship: I have found a few schemes that have been put in place by the BBC and ITV. However, it is only a 5 week scheme that is in place by the BBC. Despite this, through reading about this scheme, it has come to my attention that the majority of applicants who take part in this scheme go on to Get a job at the BBC.
  • NCTJ: The Sheffield College provide a course on the national council for the training of journalists (which is woven into degree courses) at the Hillsborough campus.


C) Personally, I would like to go into football commentary and punditry. However, I am unsure whether I want to go to university. I have not found any apprenticeships as of yet but I will continue looking.

Sports journalism course at Sunderland uni.   (112-120 UCAS points)

”             ”                     ”         ”   liverpool john moores uni. (112 UCASpoints)


For these courses, I will need between 112 and 120 UCAS points, which means I will need to achieve a Merit grade For my FMP.


D) This would suit me as I like to talk a lot and broadcast journalism would mean presenting. Also, I have a passion for football and love to talk about it and other sports, so broadcast sports journalism would be perfect for me. To develop the skills I need for this career, I am going to base all my college work around it, practise at home using FIFA and football clips. I already posses some of these qualities, for example the know-how of commentary general, and knowledge of the sport. These can also be developed and improved and I shall do this through the same way I have aforementioned.


E) I have undertaken some work experience which is relevant to this area when I presented a Sheffield sharks game in front of camera for college. This was great because not only have I now got experience off presenting a sports event, it provided me with an insight into the career. This was on average 3 hours of experience. This is relevant to my area as it is sports journalism and the area I want go into as a career. Local work experience opportunities include: writing to/ emailing local radio stations such as Sheffield live and radio Sheffield. These would help me as it is in broadcast journalism and there is a possibility that it could be set up as sport too.

F) I will use social media to enhance my journey by using it to make a portfolio and promote myself. I can do this by staying active on twitter, face book, Instagram etc and build a following.

G) My FMP will relate to my career goal as I will personalise it in order to make it about football and make it mainly broadcast journalism. Also, it will be relevant to my career goal as it will be directed in the direction of sports.







11.1.1- Essential Journalism Skills

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What Journalism skills did the writer need to have?

A skill needed by this journalist is research skills in order to make the information accurate. this journalist needs this skill in order to make sure that any information relayed in this article is correct and thus complying to the EPSIS code of conduct and ethics. This means that the journalist is within the regulations of the defamation law, thus meaning that the journalist has not defamed the person that the article is about. Another skill this journalist required is writing skills in order to correctly write the article in the correct article writing idiom. This is required because if the article is written incorrectly, it will be less appealing to its readers and may not include all the information required for this article.

The knowledge the journalist required for this is of the EPSIS code in order to fir the guidelines of journalistic pieces in order to not defame a person or intrude on their personal lives.



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A skill this journalist required was editing skills in order to put the video together to a good quality. Positioning of interviewee is important for the video to look professional and appealing to its audience. Also, the journalist required camera skills in order to get the shots needed for this video This is different to the first one as video editing skills are not applicable to the first one.

The knowledge the journalist required for this is of the EPSIS code in order to fir the guidelines of journalistic pieces in order to not defame a person or intrude on their personal lives. This is applicable to the article too as it is a universal code for all types of journalism. The journalist also need knowledge of aperture in order to keep the camera in focus.

skills that this journalist required are communication and interview skills. This in order to extract the right information that is required from the interviewee. Combined into this question asking and making skills in order to make the most out of the podcast. He also needed camera skills in order to setup the camera in the right place and right way for the interview. Another skill this journalist required is audio skills in order to make sure that the voices are clear for the listener in order to make sure they can hear and understand what is being said.



The career path I would like to take is broadcast sports journalism, specifically football commentary/punditry.  because I am passionate about football and enjoy writing, talking and doing sport. Also, I am knowledgable of sports and this is a career I would enjoy.


what skills are required for this?

One skill required for this is research skills in order to relay information onto your  listeners and/or viewers correctly. This is required in order to make sure I comply with the EPSIS code of conduct and ethics because if I publish false information, it can defame or damage a persons reputation which means they can sue the journalist, I.E. me, as it is  is stated in the guidelines from EPSIS that this is not allowed. Another skill required is presenting skills such as clarity of voice, tone of voice and volume of voice in order to present the information to your audience if doing radio or TV. Another skill I may need is script writing skills in order to prepare what I will say on the video or audio piece.


I believe that I have the majority these skills at a high level already as I feel as though I can present a programme or show to a decent level. Also, I can speak clearly and loudly to relay information in a manner that my audience will hear and understand. Also, I believe that my body language is adequate or above for presenting a show in sports journalism, specifically football for example: Match Of The Day.

However, I feel as though my research skills need improving slightly as sometimes I don’t find the information I need or I don’t find all of the information I need. A way in which I can improve these skills is by practising and looking always other journalists do it in order to make my research more efficient and of a higher quality. Also, I need to improve my research to ensure that every single piece of information I publish is correct in order to not defame a person or damage their reputation. It is stated in the EPSIS guidelines and code of conduct and ethics that it is not permitted for a journalist to do so. This applies mostly when writing a story or presenting a story via different idioms such as video or audio about a celebrity, public figure or world leader, but it can also be applied to a story about a public civilian.




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