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Man Murdered by suspected car thieves

A man has been the victim of a brutal murder that occurred near Princes Quay on Monday Morning.

Michael Samwell, 35, was believed to have been run over by his own black Audi S3 at about 3AM. The car was being driven by two men that have yet to be identified.

The victim’s partner Mark Barron found Michael in critical condition after the incident. He was taken to hospital but died soon after as a result of his injuries.

One of the suspects of the crime has been described as being 5″10 wearing a Hull FC shirt and ”of large build”, while the other is 5″7 and was dressed in a dark hoodie.

Forensics have begun conducting tests to get accurate identity of the murders. Humberside Police have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: “We will not stop until we have found the person responsible for this dreadful crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

For more information contact Humberside Police Press Office on 567890

 

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IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM

Immersive Journalism = A style of journalism where the viewers/people get first-hand experiences of the events or situations described in news stories.

GONE GITMO PROJECT  

Gome Gitmo is a virtual reality game created by Nonny de la Pena. It’s a simulation of Guantanamo Bay where the player/person enters as a prisoner and sees what it’s like to lose his/her civil rights.

 

PROJECT SYRIA 

Project Syria is another project also created by Nonny de la Pena. Players use Virtual reality goggles and enter the world of a Syrian citizen caught in war.

The VR user is put in two scenarios. The first is a bomb explosion on a busy street in Aleppo, and the second is a refugee camp.

Nonny de la Pena descibed the virtual reality experience by saying: “It creates a duality of presence. You know you’re ‘here’, but you feel like you’re ‘there” too. And the experience is much more visceral. It’s really a kind of a whole-body experience and is very unique – different than radio, than television, than any other kind of format for experiencing a story.”

 

What’s The Idea Behind Immersive Journalism

To give the person the best possible experience of what exactly is happening. As immersive journalism is based on animations, the person can wear goggles and enter a virtual reality world and experience first hand what is happening.

News stories can often feel so far away: a person from Germany sitting down at 9pm to watch what is going on in Syria behind his TV screen can’t understand the emotions and the sheer depth of what is taking place in Syria: however, if he is put in a virtual reality world like the Project Syria, he will be able to sympathise with victims and the people a lot more.

This is because in the VR world, he will hear the sounds and see everything in a more graphic way: as though victims are crying right in front of his face.

5 TIPS FOR JOURNALISTS ON USING IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM

1). “Don’t make your audience throw up” Nonny de la Pena said. Any shake in the camera will cause motion sickness.

2). Be immersiveDon’t use the 360 filed of view like some ordinary camera.

3). Perspective is powerful – Immersive journalism is a powerful tool because it creates empathy in viewers – use this to your advantage.

4). Think ahead of focal points and cues – If there is a certain part that you want viewers to notice, think ahead by placing cues – this can be done giving the viewer extra time to focus on the scene so they take in more info. Remember – viewers have the freedom of looking wherever they want in VR, so cues are really important!

5). Tell a story – You may entice viewers with amazing graphics and a “realistic feeling”, but if you’re not telling a story then it’s all meaningless. You’re a journalist. Tell a story.

 

 

HOW TO TWEET LIVE: 5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  1).  PREPARE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

  • Do your research: Make sure you know the names and twitter handles (their twitter names E.G @realDonaldTrump) of everyone involved in the event. Think ahead about any questions your audience might have about the event and prepare answers in advance: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE EVENT WELL!!
  • Set up streams in Hootsuite: Set up 2 streams (2 columns) in Hootsuite: The fist for the official hashtag of the event (E.G #POTUS) and the second is a twitter list for all the important/relevant people involved in the event (E.G for Trump’s first press conference as president-elect, you can make a twitter list and add Mike Pence (VP of the USA), Trump, and other important people like other speakers at the conference).

Setting up a twitter list will ensure you don’t miss any important tweets made from the people in your list. 

2) USE THE RIGHT HASHTAGS

For the Rio Olympics, the official hashtag was #Rio2016. Knowing the official hashtag is important because many people are going to tweet under this hashtag.

3) MIX IT UP:

  • Tweet out quotes from speakers
  • Search for questions being asked under the official hashtag and try answer them
  • Tweet your own polls and questions to engage your followers
  • Retweet funny comments from other twitter users about the event
  • Post updates from the event

4). MAKE EVERY TWEET COUNT: All your followers will see your tweets, so it’s important that each of your tweets hold value and are relevant to the event.

Don’t just post any and every quote: filter out the quotes and tweet the more important and relevant, eye catching, attention grabbing quotes.

5). WRAP IT UP AND REPURPOSE IT

Compile your tweets (and the best tweets from other people on twitter or those involved in the event) into a blog post and share it with your followers

General Reflection for Manga Blog

I recently began using YouTube videos on my Manga blog, as I thought i had to step out of my comfort zone to better connect to a wider Manga audience on YouTube and to give readers something different instead of long essays on every post.  I have just over 50 views on my video, which is more than i anticipated as it is only my first video. Creating more, I believe, will definitely attract more viewers to my Manga Blog because there os a massive manga audience on Youtube. I will begin to put a notice of my manga blog in the description box of many of my videos to direct people to it.

Mending The Leaky Bucket – How To Keep Readers On Your Site

Mending the leaky bucket is a term that means to fix up what is messed up. Leaky bucket is the marketing term that refers to a business losing customers. Instead of pouring more water (or in this case more content) you should focus on patching up the holes.

Often times it can be difficult to keep readers interested in your blog even when your posts are exciting. If there is a high bounce rate – i.e if readers are coming to your site and immediately bouncing away, then they’re not interested and thats’s a bad thing.

However, here are a few ways to fix that:

1). Create An Email Newsletter – This is every useful in keeping readers informed. A sign up form appears on posts and pages on your site, and readers can sign up and can get daily, weekly or monthly emails straight to their inbox.

2). Related Post – At the end of a post, a reader should be able to see more related posts that you have made. For example, if you made a post on “Companies offering Tech Support Jobs”, a related post can show up of “Work At Home Tech Support Benefits” or “Best Sites For Finding Tech Support Jobs”.

3). Internal Links – Link readers from one of your posts to the next, or to internal categories. That way they are more likely to stay on your site, as they will be clicking on one post and be redirected to another post in your site.

4). Interaction – Create polls and get them voting – they’ll come back for results. Create comment threads – they’ll want to see if people agree or disagree with them.

5). Social sharing buttons – Link people to your own social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. That way they can reach you easier

6). Have Variety – Don’t just make posts – make videos as well, do something different – Be creative!

7). Be Yourself – Be funny (everyone is funny whether they believe it or not) and be genuine, and people will eventually come back for more.

8). Consistency – Do not make one post and then make another after 2 months – readers will get bored and will not return to your site. At least once a week make a post.

EVALUATION REFLECTION – MY MANGA BLOG

For my Manga blog, i decided to use Facebook to promote it, as there are over 1 billion users on Facebook today, so i felt there was more of a chance of reaching out to people because there are more on Facebook than there are on Twitter, Instagram and any other social media site.

In addition, on Facebook, i am a part of a group called “One Piece”. This group has over 100,000 members. There are also numerous manga pages on Facebook, some with over 5 million followers and members, so i used Facebook as an advertising platform because there are not as many manga pages on Instagram and Twitter as there are on Facebook.

I have also decided to do Youtube videos for my blog and to create a channel, because i have seen a few people make Youtube videos about Manga. Roger’s Base is a YouTuber that makes weekly reviews of anime episodes and manga chapters such as of the ongoing manga series One Piece. He has just over 100,000 subscribers and is loved by many manga fans on YouTube for his passion, especially with his live reactions.

Sawyer7Mage is another YouTuber that i have subscribed to. He also makes Manga reviews and is knowledgable when it comes to his reviews, going in depth in analysis. As I find their content amazing, i wanted to replicate the idea of doing manga reviews, because i also find them quite fun to do

There is also a huge number of Manga fanatics on Youtube so i wanted to reach out to them. In addition, i want to make my blog a little different by not just having a viewer read my content, but to also be able to watch my content.

For my blog posts, i have decided to use less formal English. This is because my main target audience is teenagers, since the blog is not a formal blog where the English would be of a higher standard. That being said, the language is not overly basic, but rather it is simple to understand.

For my blog, i chose different categories to post in, such as Kokomo, Seinen, Shojo, and Yoji, which are all manga genres. However, i do not read any of these manga, so it was a mistake to put them as categories since i won’t post content in them because i don’t know enough about them.

However, i put my social sites on my blog to link viewers onto my Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts to contact and follow me. As soon as i begin making YouTube videos, i believe this will help get better interactions with viewers.

For my widgets, apart from my social media sites, i have a categories widget to let people know of the different types of manga (although this is redundant because i won’t use them), a follow widget, so that they can follow my blog and get updates on posts, Home, About and Contact widgets to be directed to my homepage, to contact me with my email details, and to know what the blog is about.

I have made my manga blog responsive to laptops and mobile phones, as the layout smoothly adjusts based on the screen size and resolution.

In some posts i added polls  to better the interaction between myself and readers.

My Life

My name is Baltzer Musherure. I am 19 years old from Kampala Uganda. I have 2 spectacular siblings: Daphny, 25 and David, 27. We do not have a mother, as she died when we were children. My father, Mustapha Tumwesigye, is a businessman that sells computers to the government and owns and runs a restaurant together with his 2 Siblings.As a family, we are rather religious. We believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. I studied in Uganda for most of my life, later moving to Kenya in a school called Peponi to study my IGCSE’s and A levels. The experiences in Kenya, both educational and non-educational, I believe, have hardened and prepared me for life outside Africa.

 

I joined Hull College on the 26/10/2016. I joined quite late as I had to do an IELTS test to test whether or not I was proficient in English. A few weeks after getting my results of the test, I applied for a visa which was successful and I travelled to the UK to pursue a degree in Journalism in Hull College. As I enrolled late, I do not have a lot of knowledge on the students, as firstly I haven’t spoken to them, and secondly it is half term ergo they are not in school. Although I have only been in Hull College for less than a day, it has been an exciting experience being so far away from home, and a thrilling experience witnessing the amount of catch up work that I must do. The experience so far has definitely exceeded my expectations on what the college experience would be like. Although I missed fresher’s week and joined in late, I am rather excited to make new friends and face challenges ahead of me head-on. As for the UK itself, I imagined I would experience racism as soon as I set foot, however, to my surprise everyone I have spoken to not only in the College but on the streets has been extremely friendly and helpful.