New Years edition


News Sheet template

This is a news template that I used to create my news sheet with.  On the template we see the logo on top showing the reader the mastered of the newspaper. This does not change when a new edition is being made. The fonts for the articles and styles do not change. The layout does not change and is there as a model used as a base to create the news sheet. Only three articles can be placed on this page. Bottom right box is where the NIBs would go. On the left small stories or information would be placed there.

The style guide rules on the news sheet is the way the article is setup and how the guide lines are setup. In the template the purple boxes are used to structure how the layout of the content will be. The font being used on the template was ‘Times New Roman’ for the articles. The first paragraphs for the article are in bold. On the side there is a yellow box for different editions the box does not have to have the same colour. In this box the font is different and is Arial. For the front page title is Arial black and its size is 64pt. The purple box under the logo is the title box for the edition, here it would show the name of the edition and extra information such as contact details, social media accounts etc.


Planning News Sheet

For our News sheet we decided that we would plan out how we were going to make our sheet and what editions that we should work on.

We have decided that we would split our team into two and publish our works weekly. This was done to make it easier on publishing work every week and that we can cover more stories and focus one week instead of thinking on the following week. So the way our system would work is one team would work on stories for the week going by and the other team would work a story for the following week. Each team would have their own editions and special features.

One our spread sheet we have a traffic light system to show what we are working on and what we will work on in the future. Green would mean the edition is published, yellow would mean that the edition is being worked on and red means that it would mean it still needs to published.

The roles I had were different for different news editions that we were working on. I was a news writer writing a story about the presidential election and about the consequences of a Trump Presidency. For the social media edition I was a Front page editor. My job was to edit what writers wanted to place for their story on the edition. I also had the job of designing the front page. For the New Year edition my job was to write a small article and a NIB which is a News in brief. This is a news story which is news that has been simplified. For the crime edition I wrote an article on prison food and war crimes. My job was being a writer so I also wrote an article on the murder mystery of the Black Daliea.



E10 News team is a group of freelance journalists and photographers who work together to create news sheets for the locals of Leyton and students at Leyton sixth form college.

The LSC News Team’s target audience will be college students who study at Leyton Sixth Form College. The age of our audience would be from 16-20. This is the same age range of people who are studying at Leyton Sixth form.  Our content would aim for both genders male and female. Our content is aimed at students who are studying both academic and creative subjects in college. Our target audience is a mixture of different ethnicities with different cultures. The statistics in Leyton Sixth Form College shows that there is a high majority of black and Asian students, roughly 32% of the college is Asian and nearly 34% is Black. So our content would provide material that would appeal to those two ethnicities more favourably.

The LSC News Team proposes to create a paper based News sheets which will have content varied to the edition. Previously we published an American Election edition talking about the effects of Trump and Clinton policies for domestic and foreign affairs. We linked the election to Britain and its effects.

The product would be a two sided sheet. The logo would be on the top. Underneath the logo there is a strapline and it would the date and issue number.  Our title would change to the nature of the edition we would be publishing. For example for our social media edition our content was around fake news and social media and its influences on politics. Also each special edition will have a different colour scheme, in our social media edition our colours matched popular social media platforms. The font that is used is ‘Times New Roman’. The first paragraph will be in bold and the rest of the article would be in regular. The typeface that we use is… we will have 2 pages for our editions. The size of the LSC News sheet will be A3 news sheets.

The style of product is formal and modern. We are going to use modern fonts as well as modern current stories. Our product in its very nature is going to be original. A company that we take inspiration from when designing our product would be the well-known free metro. The metro is a newspaper that publishes papers every day for free for the public generally traveling on London transport. Its simple design and short informative articles is a template in making a good News sheet.

To create our E10 News product the team uses InDesign, which is a popular professional software which is compatible in making both online articles as well as print articles. We will be using this because of its features as well as its tools which can help create a news sheet. Many top publications and companies use this software for creating and publishing content. We will also use printers to publish the copies. We will archive our copies online using word press which is a well know blog site used by many companies.

The LSC News Team decided what the set time frame should be. The team will publish weekly the product unless a special edition is going to be published. So our research and articles and layout the design for our front and back pages will all have to be done in a week. We have a team of … who have different skills. So we will divide ourselves and create content relevant to our topic that we will be featuring in our product. The cost of printing 500 copies of one edition will cost £550. Each page would cost £1.10 to print individually.

Interview techniques.

In the media world interviews are done to get a perspective on events, people and certain topics which have been brought into the spotlight. Interviews can be done by anyone from TV hosts to journalists. An interview does not have to be just be on television but I can be done on multiple platforms to reach its audience. For example radio and print. This essay will look at interview techniques from a range of examples from different platforms such as TV, Radio and print.



CNN is one of the words biggest news channels and broadcasters. After the inauguration of President Donald Trump, CNN did an interview with senator Bernie Sanders who was a former democratic nominee. The questions that was put forward by the anchor was direct in order to know what Bernie Sanders thoughts were. They also discuss statements that were previously said by the senator on twitter. This was done so there could be an insight on what the senator meant.

The structure of this interview is mainly one key question by the anchor. Then a long answer by the senator. If the anchor needs more information or wants the interviewee to elaborate then he interrupts him and asks the question. The questions slowly develop to get a full picture. There was a wind up question in the beginning which the guest ignored. The question asked the guest if he was running for president would he of won. This question was wind up because the guest Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic Party’s vote.

The style of this interview was investigative because the questions were not light hearted or promotional etc. The questions are deliberately said in order to see what someone is actually saying. The questions are to investigate what the senator was going to do after the defeat of the Democratic Party in the U.S election.

The anchors body language shows that he is actively listening. He comments on some statements and even in thanks the guest for watching the show. The interviewer interacts with the guest instead of just leaving him alone. He comes up with questions which shows that a good amount of time was used to investigate what Bernie sanders stance was on Trump.

The journalist side of the interview was very interesting because with the question is asked an imprint of a tweet is shown on screen.

The purpose of the interview was informational because Trump had won and know people want to know what the democrats are going to do next. This is mainly after the defeat of Hillary Clinton.



Leadings Britain’s Conversation aka LBC is a radio channel where they report latest news such as road blocks and updates on recent events etc. It is known to talk about political issues and ask questions to people who are calling. David Mellor a Host at LBC radio had an interview at 10am were he talked about Ken Livingstone’s remark on Anti-Semitism after his comments about Hitler working with Zionists. This interview turned more in to a discussion with another speaker on the show.

The question started with a direct question regarding the comment made by the guest on live television. It started with the back story on what happened previously and the relation both the host and guest had in the past. After the question was answered the host asked another question which was suggestive for the guest to apologies for his previous comment on Hitler and Israel. We see this when he said “Hitler is a n unhelpful person, if you’re in a hole stop digging”. This was more a comment then a question but was presented as a question to the guest.

The style of the interview was investigative and changed to become more combative on the issue of the questions not being answered properly. The reason why it became more combative was because the questions where being asked as if it’s yes or no with a less open approach.

The structure of the interview was made to slowly build up:

In the beginning; the topic was mentioned and the first question was open to the guest.

Towards the middle of the interview we see that the questions were more direct asking the guest to apologize for remark. A few key questions are thrown to make the guest address them however the guest decided that he would move them aside and repeat his view. For example when the guest said “I’m sorry I said that… because it’s wasted all this time…but I can’t bring myself to deny the truth”. This answer caused the structure of the interview to change

At the end of the interview the guest repeats his stance and only indirectly apologizes for his comment because the hysteria it created. At the end part of the segment of the radio interview the host asks if the guest could apologise before the commercials came in. There was no summary on the interview which would have explained what happened and gave a brief explanation. It was a key question that kept being mentioned.

From the interview we hear and see that the host actively listens to the guest. The interruptions are only done when the guest believes the answer is not given properly. The language being used was simple and was not to complex. The atmosphere was clam and was not too aggressive. The questions were all similar and related to one another.

The interview was about previous comments made by the guest Ken Livingstone. The radio host had gathered previous information on Ken Livingstone. They also brought up comments Ken Livingstone said about Hitler.

The purpose of this interview is to gain a better understanding on the story of Ken Livingstone’s remark. It was constructed to see if Ken Livingstone explain his stance on the problem he caused.



“I’m forever growing”

NME is a magazine witch talks about Music and features artists in interviews. It is a magazine which is free every Friday. This magazine reviews music, concerts and talks about music events that are going to place and have taken place.

One of the interviews they did in there 9th of September 2016 magazine was with a grime artist by the name of Wrench 32. It was titled “I’m forever growing” the interview was about ‘Growing over life’ the third album released by the artist.

The opening question “What does the phrase ‘growing over life’ mean?” it was in bold to separate itself from the artists answer. The question was direct and was said to ask to the artist so he could explain the meaning. It was an open question in the since there was no ‘yes or no’ answers. The question “It’s a political album. Do you feel angry at the current political climate?” This question was suggestive contrary to the first question. It was trying to suggest that the artist was angry due to the events surrounding Mark Duggan’s death. This question was answered which showed the reason why the artist was angry and why he wouldn’t. The answer was lengthy but it was straight to the point when he said he didn’t want to capitalise on his friend’s death. The last question was a direct and open question. The interviewee said “The song ‘Liberation’-and its video, in which you climb on top of a police van – is a protest against police brutality. Does the UK need to build its own Black Lives Matter movement?” This question is direct to the artist. It is asked to see his opinion on the BLM organisation and if there should be one in the UK. The answer was short and there artist gave his honest opinion.

The style of the interview was promotional because on the side of the interview we see an image of the artist. The image was accompanied by the caption: “‘Growing Over Life’s out now on Polydor Records”. This shows us that the magazine is promoting the artist and his new track. The questions all relate to the released album. The questions were not investigative but were said to promote the artist and his track. The questions kept going referring back to the life of the artist and his works.

The way the interview was structured was in the beginning there was a brief introduction on the artist and his track. The Intro also talks about how the interviewer had a past conversation before the interview. For the interview the questions are in bold to distinguish the question and answer.

The context of the interview was on print for a music magazine. The music magazine has another interview for a band instead of an individual artist. The two interviews are very different.

The purpose of the interview was to promote the album that was being released. The interview was to know why the meaning behind some of the songs of the track. Many of the questions asked have been explaining the opinion of the artist.








From looking at the interviews I saw many techniques being used to understand the topic being put forward and discussed. Many of the techniques that are used have been effective and many have been weak in content to the situation. So in TV the interview technique of being direct used by the host on the CNN TV show was not seen appropriate because the nature of the question had an off putting reaction from the guest being interviewed. An effective technique I found was having a Q/A when talking with a guest. From the evidence shown it looks more comfortable and looks to be more effective in gaining answers and understanding the situation.












CNN Interview:


LBC interview:


“I’m forever growing”


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