Thursday, March 08, 2007

Well, I passed all of my autumn exams!

Here are the results:

* JNL 206 - Media Law - 60 (2.1)
* JNL 214 - Broadcast Journalism 1 - 58 (2.2)
* JNL 217 - Alternative Media - 63 (2.1)

So overall I am very pleased with that! It means I now have 60 credits already this year, so only another 60 to go! hahah. Some of those sound like I only had three exams...but there was a lot of work for each of those modules. Media Law was in fact two exams (not to mention the dreaded NCTJ, of which results I may never know...yet). Broadcast Journo was part radio, part tv. Radio involved going out and doing vox pops and cues, the other part was getting a radio interview. The TV part involved editing a news sequence (something I was appalling at) and working a camera in order to shoot enough material for a news story (I had to act, so this is where the easy marks came in, hahah). Alternative Media was infact, two parts as well. I had to do an essay of about 2000 words over October/November. Then I later had to a case study (I did mine on Schnews)over Christmas. So as you can see, it was actually a lot more work than it first seems!

I'm glad it's over though. Onwards and upwards to the next part now. Which is court reporting, filming a TV project,creating my own news website with stories and learning all of the relevant software such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Quark Xpress. Also bung in an essay and a radio news day of bulletins (that comes after the TV project in the JNL 215 Broadcast module) and that takes me pretty much up to the end of the '06-'07 academic year. Nice.

I'm going home later. But I have soooo much to do before then! I'm in the process of packing my things together now, but then I have to hand out flyers for two hours this morning/afternoon (from half 11) and then I've got to rush to get lunch (come on Subway...) before going to my workshop where we're learning how to edit sequences again, it's some kind of edit refresher session, which will be fun! :s and then I've got to rush back to the house, get my bag and go to the train station.

I can't wait to go home, I need a well deserved break. These past two weeks and two days have been sooo stressful and rather miserly. I've missed Gary soo sooo much.

Tomorrow is our one year anniversary. We're gonna celebrate in style obviously, go out for a meal :) which should be rather special. It's such a great feeling to be in a relationship, I can't describe it sometimes. It looks like we're going to get the weekend pretty much to ourselves too- I did have a driving lesson booked but my instructor is ill, which is grim. Her son or husband (or some male relative) called my parents' house and said she was in hospital. Which has shocked me, I hope she'll be alright. She's a lovely lady.

So I'll probably make up this time by reading/sleeping or something inbetween.
The world is my oyster and all that jazz.

Right, I best be off- I'm a busy bee!!