Week 3 (26/2): Making digi content (let’s go!)

The Financial Times newsroom. Photo: Adam Tinworth/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Last week we formed groups and appointed editors. This is how the structure looks:

Editor: Therese

Section editors: Bray (social issues), Sean (sport), Kevin (politics/crime/business)

Each section editor is responsible for co-ordinating group discussions, liaising with the editor, ensuring group members are producing individual content, making a news list and ensuring a group member is ready to pitch stories each week.

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Week 3 (26/2): Working together

“Stop, collaborate and listen” by KatieTT is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

Starting next week, Live Socials will be collaborating with the Radio and Journalism students as they start publishing their News Conference articles and broadcasting their radio shows.

There are a few things we need to put in place first.

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#2: Beautiful information

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
THE CHALLENGE:

 

Using Canva, make an infographic on one of the following topics:

    • Creativity
    • Study
    • Motivation
    • Looking after yourself

When you’re done:

Download your infographic from Canva.

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

New to Canva?
Sign up for a free account.
It’s pretty intuitive to use, but if you’d prefer a step-by-step, here’s a good one.
Use one of the infographic templates to get started.

No idea what to make your infographic about?
First up, choose one of the four topics above.

Next, research more about the topic. A bit of googling will help a lot. Make sure your sources are good.

Then, narrow down the focus of your topic.

eg. Creativity could become ‘5 ideas to make you more creative’.

My infographic is looking too cluttered!
Good infographics tend to rely on strong, bold images, and keep the word count comparatively low.

If you’ve edited down the number of words and it still looks cluttered, try changing the sizes of things. Make the big things bigger, and the small text smaller.

Ask for a second opinion if you’ve got one handy 😉