Reflecting on our Digital Journalism journey

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Work is all done, now it’s time for the fun bit.. the reflection! 
At first I was a bit apprehensive about this mission as I wasn’t too sure on the angle I wanted to take but I am really happy with the end product. As a team we all worked really well together. We took turns with all aspects of the video including the filming and editing. As we were doing our video on fake news we decided to make our video look like a real news feature, including a banner going along the bottom. From completing this mission I learned a lot about fake news and how people can be gullible when asked something false in the form of a question. I feel we achieved our main message in the video which is to show that when you ask someone something in the form of a question they will nearly always believe it. 

As part of our research we also looked up fake news stories from the past and how they came out to be untrue. Surprisingly there was a lot more than I originally expected to be. I guess fake news makes word spread about the page source and the company running it. From celebrities cheating on their spouses to peoples political agenda’s, fake news can and does have a huge impact on people’s lives. 

If I were to go back and change anything about our work I probably would have added a background of our work process into the video to show people how and why we got to the stage we did. I think it would have been interesting to see but overall I am really proud of the work we did. I was planning on linking the video to this blog post but unfortunately I am unable to because my laptop isn’t co-operating with me, but I am sure that one day you will find the video on BBC or the likes!

Semester one is over and done how crazy. These past few months flew by and I have already learned so much. Over the coming months I hope to really get the grasp of using adobe premiere pro as it does take a while to get used to. I am really proud of the work I have produced so far and I also am getting a hang of this blog thing. Thank you so much for reading.

Write soon,
Leslie

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