Final Major Project: Week 9 Weekly progress

Progress this week regarding the production is almost difficult to analyse because most of  the heavy-duty work was all completed. This week was mostly touching up the tiny adjustments on my production work, asking for the last few bits of feedback for my articles and layouts and (most importantly) (Covers Unit 8 4.1)- completing my final evaluation.

(Covers Unit 8 1.1/4.1)- To ensure that I had evaluated all elements of my Final Major Project to the highest level of detail possible, I referred back to my project plan which had outlines of my intended research methods/processes, target audience, methods of production, how I will plan and manage my time and keep track of my progress and targets. I was able to comment on these sections based on how well I believe I carried them out, what problems I faced during their stage and how I overcame them and how they impacted the final pieces whether they were positive or negative.

The use of this plan was immensely helpful with reflecting on every little detail of my project from the pre-production stage right through to adding the finishing touches to my final pieces. Not only was this also proof that I had carried out everything proposed in the proposal but also proof that I had met every criteria requested in this project.

(Covers Unit 8 4.1/1.1)- Even though I was mainly focusing on the final evaluation for most of this week, I still asked for feedback from my tutor on my double-page spreads and editor’s letter for any final touches that needed adding. He mainly commented on how professional and clean the layout looked in correlation with the magazine’s layout. However, even though he admitted there were very few things to adjust he did refer to the text box on the double-page spread #2 where it would look better if the text in it was a little bit more spaced out and the box itself so that it met in alignment with the columns on the opposing page. Also for my first double-page spread there was a tiny little bit of white page remaining from where the photo didn’t quite meet the bottom of the page so that was corrected within a minute.

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This week, I didn’t really have any ‘targets’ to set apart from completing our URL document for ease of access when our Final Major Project is being graded. Although, Harvard referencing became a major cause for concern for a number of those in my class this week. We were all originally using the numbering format of Harvard referencing and we were all told that the required format was the conventional one where in-text citing was requested. This was a huge hassle for me because: I had to alter my research sketchbook entirely, rearrange my bibliography, and update all my previous blog posts with the new references and in-text cite the article drafts too. (Covers Unit 8 3.1/4.1)- Even though this did take up pretty much the rest of my week to complete, I did try to see it as a positive in the way that: it was a chance to double-check to see that every reference is in it’s correct format depending on its source and that it’s clearly in alphabetical order as required with the conventional Harvard format. Regarding my progress tracker book, this is what I mostly commented on for the week but I also noted how successful my final evaluation writing had gone too.

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Final Major Project: Week 9 Weekly progress

Final Major Project: Week 9 Production log

This week, considering this was the last week of project production, has actually been substantially easy-going and relaxed since all my final pieces were complete and it just meant touching up the smallest of details and asking for feedback on them too.

Here is the final article draft for my double-page spread #2. All seemed spot-on with my tutor but he suggested replacing the ‘but’ with an ‘and’ to emphasise the sentence a little more.

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When they were all complete, I got started on my final evaluation which outlined how well my research process went, what obstacles I overcame/faced, how my final pieces look in comparison to my original intentions, how professional I think they look or what could be improved and if I have met the needs of my target audience. Also proof that I have met every criteria for the Final Major project.

(Covers Unit 8 4.1)- The main purpose of this final evaluation was to provide evidence of a number of things including: if I have successfully carried out what I proposed to in my proposal, if my final pieces look as hoped and like my magazine brand with back up from my production/research processes and how I kept on track with my personal management. (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- For extra support with ensuring I had all project elements covered here I went back to my project plan which outlined every element I needed to consider prior to research and production. It also helped me to judge whether or not I had carried out everything and/or met everything as mentioned on that plan.

(Covers Unit 8 3.1/2.1)- Obviously, all elements I evaluated has come relationship with my final pieces because without them I wouldn’t have been able to present my final pieces as professionally or at the standard they looked at he end of this week. For instance, I was constantly referring to how my research processes were decided upon previous experiences and projects that allowed me to explore all the methods and sources that would be most beneficial to this one. I also analysed how my primary an secondary research methods all impacted my final pieces and how I organised my research with the use of my sketchbook portfolio and production schedule.

(Covers Unit 8 3.1)- Speaking of production schedule, I had a lot to write about when it came to my personal management because of how it allowed me to build up on so many new skills and lessons it taught me. For instance, both my progress tracker book and my feedback sheet were designed for feedback which was an element I struggled with at first in relation to asking for it face-to-face.However, I reflected in my evaluation from recent weeks ago that my final pieces wouldn’t have looked the same as the do now, and would have definitely stunted the purpose of the emulation since the writing style I used at first wouldn’t have been the same as ‘Outdoor Photography’.

(Covers Unit 8 3.1/1.1)- I also had a fair amount to write in terms of the final pieces themselves because I was consistently referring to the skills I carried on from previous projects and new ones which I picked up along the way this time. One of which was in collaboration with an issue the I faced of having to do a little more research into the measurements and distance details but it meant having to readjust my layout so that it matched according to the magazine. It did take up the majority of my week, my spare time and interrupted my production schedule but ate final result was definitely worth it with the addition of a new InDesign skill to take with me next year and possibly as a journalist in the future.

Although my final evaluation was completed without any hassle this week, there was one problem that came up for every person in my class. This was Harvard referencing. we have to all Harvard reference our work correctly in order to pass the Final Major Project and were all originally doing it in the numbered format. this was until we were all told that the required method of it was the conventional Harvard referencing method and not the numbering method. This was unsurprisingly distressing for many of us and definitely myself because this meant that every one of us had to go back over all our references and re-cite them correctly. This was majorly worrying for me because this method was like starting from scratch and I was extremely all throughout this project anyway that they were correct or not no mater how many times I checked the format. (Covers unit  8 4.1)- However, as distressing as it was for me, I did try to think of it as a positive in the way that it allowed me to thoroughly check that each format is correct based on it’s sources and to check that they are ALL there anyway. Basically just to double-check again that they are what the markers/graders are asking for.

Final Major Project: Week 9 Production log

Final Major Project: Final evaluation

Final Major Project- Final evaluation:

For my Final Major Project, I decided to create two double-page spreads and an opening page (Editor’s letter) relating to my chosen topic of why photography exists in many people’s lives today linking to the technology that enables beginners to produce stunning quality photos. I decided to base it on the photography magazine ‘Outdoor Photography’ since I’ve used this magazine brand for my first final project and so I was able to remember the success I had with the emulation of the layout, content and features such as the separation lines and page folios.


Research methods:

(Covers unit 8 2.1)- After considering all the available research opportunities available for my topic and medium, I decided to bring in my sketchbook once again as the backbone for all my research findings whether they were primary or secondary findings. (Covers unit 8 4.1)- This made me remember having it within my first final project and how it allowed me to engage more thoroughly with the findings. This was no exception either because even though I had a lot more to take in such as all measurements, distances and in-depth analysis of the language style used, spending more time on applying it to my portfolio also contributed to make me feel like I’ve put more effort into my research to make it look more presentable rather than using a computer to simply paste my findings on to a document- with the chances of missing out on vital information being higher.

(Covers unit 8 2.1)- My portfolio was just the backbone for holding my research though. I feel that my primary and secondary research findings made the whole process even more rewarding since I managed to gather findings that really enhanced not only the quality of my articles but also my own personal knowledge. My primary research involved mainly the use of carrying out email interviews with professional photographers so that I could gather their views of their love for photography as well as their opinions on modern photographic technology. One very rewarding aspect here was that I managed to make contact with one photographer who had his work published in recent issues of ‘OP’ so this made my double-page spreads feel somewhat more value to me and possibly more trustworthy to the target audience. (Covers Unit 8 3.1)- The fact that I had started conducting the questions before the project rem begun and sent one of them off at this time made it a lot easier for me to prepare for any delays in replies and come up with any alternatives if need be (which wasn’t required after all which made the whole process even more promising).

(Covers unit 8 2.2)- When it came to my secondary research, this allowed me to engage more with the findings since it involved the use of the magazine itself to gain information all the elements that formed ‘OP’s unique style and layout. After completing this section of research, it made me confirm that this was definitely the most beneficial part of the whole process; not just because of how it flashbacked back to the first final project but it made me ask myself- what better research for my project is there than the sources of my magazine itself? (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- This question also reminded me of how my Final Major Project intended to meet the requirements of my target audience so using the source as physical research was also understanding how the target audience became attracted to the magazine so that I could implement that into mine. However, more of my secondary research included looking into types of modern camera, lenses, smartphone platforms and editing software available today. The majority of these were online sources so they saved a lot of time overall looking for them.

All my choices for research methods carried out were a result of past projects and experiences of success with them such as my research unit which introduced all the various research methods and sources. (Covers unit 8 2.1/3.1)- Having this knowledge benefited massively when it came to determining my methods- especially with my email interviews because it reminded me of how to conduct my questions so that they were open and neutral to gain the most information. As a result, I did manage to very successfully gather some very detailed answers which I was effectively able to use within my double-page spreads.

(Covers unit 8 2.2/4.1)- Although the research process allowed me to thoroughly complete my double-page spreads and opening letter, there were obstacles that got in the way but they were only minor and somewhat expected. One of them was that I did find it a lot harder researching the technological side of my content rather than the existing content of the magazine because once I had that I had to put it into an article that emulated the style of ‘OP’. From this reflection though, it looks like I found this element the most challenging to face during the production rather than the research process. (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- Although I used all the research methods and presentation techniques I was familiar with from past experience, it did allow me to make room for applying some news elements to is such as producing a content page for easier access to what section my research plays in my project and a very strict Harvard reference list showing which sources I got all my findings from.


 Final pieces:

All the pieces below are my submission pieces for my Final major Project including the two double-page spreads and the editor’s letter.

double-page spread 1 (submission piece)

double-page spread #1 final submission draft


double-page spread 2 (submission piece)

FMP double page draft 2 (final submission piece)


(Covers Unit 8 1.1)- For my double-page spreads, I can’t say that I originally had ‘intentions’ for the aesthetic side of it because I didn’t choose an existing page from ‘OP’ to emulate, although I was expecting the layout to look identical to what would be seen in in the magazine- which is what the target audience expect as well.

From looking at both of my final double-page spreads it’s definitely evident that I have followed all of my intended instructions for production. For instance, how effective my methods of research had been regarding the secondary research towards the layout and measurement details- all coming from the ‘OP’ magazine itself! Also not forgetting the use of Adobe InDesign to create it. Due to all this, I now feel a strong sense of admiration for the final pieces (Covers Unit 8 3.1/1.1)- My research only played around half of the final result of my pieces though; the majority of it was down to the use of Adobe InDesign which featured various tools that allowed me to emulate the text font/size, height and width of the text columns, thickness of the separation lines and distances of spacing between each object to name just a few. All of these were a massive success in allowing me to produce the quality of work I produced overall but having prior experience with InDesign also helped me to recall what tools performed which tasks so

(Covers Unit 8 2.1)- However, there were some more complex and substantial problems I was faced with during the actual production period- some of which link to my research. A perfect example included I was reminded to consider all the measurements that my magazine held in certain areas. As much of a helping hand this was, it did cause some major disruption for the progress I had currently made with my double-page spread because it meant that it wasn’t possible to readjust the measurements without disturbing the entire layout of my double-page spreads. Even though this did cause severe disruption to my production schedule and ate into my spare time to sort out, it was definitely worth it in the end because both my double-page spreads looked much cleaner, orderly and spaced out which is what my target audience is used to in the actual ‘OP’ magazine. (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- This whole experience is also a good one to keep in mind regarding future progression and as a journalist in the industry: this is a vital skill I can and obviously will carry on into next year’s projects and it has taught me the importance of using my own judgement when it came to problem-solving, even if it means carrying out the little extra research- which I had to do in this case scenario.

(Covers Unit 8 4.1/1.1)- This measurement-adjustment process introduced some self-refection towards my previous projects, especially my first final project. I compared the double-page spread I create then to my current ones to see the difference and I was honestly very surprised at the unexpected difference I had for mixed reasons. I was over the moon to see the proof in my current double-page spreads of how far I have progressed over the year regarding the skills I have been able to use to more of an industry standard over time and how many new skills I have learned in the Final Major project compared to my first term as a journalism student. However, I did feel a sense of regret that I didn’t really consider the use of the tiny measurements for my first project because that spread looked a lot more crowded and not spaced out enough. But then I realised that for a student who has had little experience of the software on a course which they have never studied before, I wouldn’t have remembered to consider those little elements!


Editor's letter (submission piece)

FMP editor’s letter (final submission piece)


(Covers unit 8 3.1/1.1)- As for my editor’s letter, my expectation on this were totally different to the double-page spreads because the editor’s letter is the same in every issue in terms of the layout, measurements and what and where everything is positioned so this was very easy for me to replicate.

Regarding the production of my editor’s letter, I’d happily say that the process of development was much smoother and less tense to complete because: I was emulating a set layout that appears in every issue of ‘OP’ and I had the experience with researching more into the measurements and distances of elements apart from each other. This meant that I could measure out everything on the page coming from the issue itself and use this as a guide when it came to actually creating it on InDesign.

(Covers Unit 8 3.1)- Not only this learning curve but also the recent discovery of the measurement and X/Y axis tools allowed me to replicate these millimetre measurements without error. Due to both of these factors combined, the result is a final editor’s letter that looks pretty identical to the existing one in terms of the paragraph and column measurements, almost-perfect accuracy with the font text and how I even applied a little ‘throw-back’ with the use of the double-page spread I created for my first final project! (Covers unit 8 3.1/2.2)- However, I did face a few difficulties that could have impacted the overall final piece. One of them was that InDesign didn’t have the exact correct font for the ‘at a glance’ section. All I could do here was find the closest look-alike to the font used by ‘OP’. another problem was the grey arrows in this section because InDesign didn’t have the tools to create this. The fact that I could create it in Word and them copy it across proved that- along with the text font- that problem solving comes to me more naturally than previously (with thanks to project 2 which was all about problem solving!) it’s also perfect practice for the industry within journalism because if I couldn’t face up to problems and solve them then, no news would be of a good enough quality to publish or get published at all.

Looking at how all of my final pieces have turned out and how they have progressed through the production process, I have clearly proved that I have effectively carried out all that I proposed during my proposal regarding the use of Adobe InDesign. In fact, I have successfully gone above and beyond this with how many new skills I have picked up along the way with the measurement tools and the X/Y axis tools too. All of these factors have also posed perfect opportunities for self-reflection on my progress as a journalism student but also in relation to the industry.


Target Audience:

My target audience for this project clearly depended on my magazine brand I set myself to emulate and my topic(s). My general target audience for the magazine was aimed at those of all genders and backgrounds with a strong interest or passion for photography but my topic narrowed it down to amateur or beginner photographers who are wishing to or starting to take up photography- this was concluded during my project pitch when my tutors questioned me on whether my target audience would be more appropriately based in categories of interest rather than age and gender due to the content of the magazine. (Covers Unit 8 2.2)- In relation to my double-page spreads in particular, I feel very strongly that I have clearly met the requirements of the target audience due to the fact that I have successfully developed two double-page spreads that show a strong relationship with the layout of the magazine and an editor’s letter that replicated almost by the millimetre the actual page from ‘OP’.

(Covers Unit 8 1.1/2.2)- Any of my final pieces for the Final Major Project will ask the question of whether they have met the requirements of my target audience. And although I haven’t replicate my double-page spreads from any existing ones, I can say that I have indeed met the target audience’s requirement through the aesthetically identical appearance to the existing layout of the magazine- which is the same in every issue and hence that, is what the target audience expect from every issue of ‘Outdoor Photography’. As for the editor’s letter I produced, this was definitely no exception; the first thing the reader finds when they open the cover page of ‘OP’ is the editor’s latter in the same format, style, layout and text font in every issue. As a result, this is what they expect from every issue and I can assure the reader that from how mine looks regarding professionalism and identical layout and format, the target audience would most probably become as intrigued as ever to read mine if it was to appear in the actual magazine itself.

This was in collaboration with how ‘Outdoor Photography’ features all different experiences from various photographers in every issue.


Personal management:

(Covers Unit 8 3.1)- For my double-page spreads, I and set myself to do a first draft and a final draft for each within a wo-week period: one week for the first draft and the next week for the final one. This only applied to the double-page spreads because I knew they would look totally different from each other in terms if layout and both feature very different content, even though the target audience would clearly whether or not they both looked like they came from ‘OP’. The other point of one week per draft was so that I could recall my memory with Adobe InDesign and get back to grip with the tools available once again.

(Covers unit 8 3.1/1.1)- Overall, I personally believe that my strongest skills here was how I managed my time and how I planned my production schedule according to the deadline and how each stage should take to complete. I also kept in mind that we had a couple of bank holiday Mondays and a one week half term which counted as one project week so I managed to organise my work around that. I also left those weeks completely blank of any production work in case I had anything I might have fallen behind on or need to finish. (Covers unit 8 1.1)- However, even though this element of the Final Major Project covered criteria, I also needed to prove that I understood what each criteria meant and how to achieve it. This was when I developed my own blog post checklist that consisted of a production log and weekly progress summary that covered certain criteria depending on the work completed that week. This assured me beyond everything else that I was achieving each criteria to distinction standard and that I was also considering endlessly about what went well that week but also what I could have I improved upon too.

(Covers Unit 8 4.1)- Though saying this, there was one major weakness that I didn’t really realise I had until it was mentioned by my tutor: asking for feedback on my production work. This was quite hard for me to become friends with at first because my confidence levels in myself were still lower than they should have been. However, I notice over the weeks that I was handing over more article drafts each time for feedback and corrections that needed making. As hard as this was for me to get to grips with at first, it taught me that the positives that came out of it were miles greater than the feelings of mild disheartening, (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- and the feedback even taught me a few things about my magazine brand that I didn’t really pick up on before. For instance: my tutor commented that my language compared to the ‘OP’s’ language style meant that mine was very conversational and talked how I would talk for real. It was also noticed that I referred directly towards my photos whereas the magazine articles talk about the journey taking them rather than directly towards the photo. All this required was altering my articles according to all written feedback given and my language style research. Not only did this teach me one of the most vital lessons of the project but in the context that these errors would have lowered my final grade for definite and a skill I can build more and more confidence in overtime in preparation for next year and as a future journalist.

(Covers Unit 8 4.1/3.1)- Other major helpful and successful elements of the project included my learner progress tracker and feedback sheet(s) which held all my feedback given and how I was going to implement that into my production work- all of which helped me to keep on track with my progress and get myself into the habit of setting interim deadlines, playing a part of my production schedule too. Even though many of my target were ‘to complete…’ or ‘to research more on…’ I found it really handy when it came to looking over the week’s production with my tutor so that he could voice his thoughts on my work whether they were good or suggestions for improvement. This definitely involved the week where the target for regular feedback-asking was implemented so whatever the targets were, this proves that they all made my pieces as professional and ‘OP’ emulated as they look now.

Final Major Project: Final evaluation

Final Major Project: Step-by step guide

As mentioned and referred to all throughout the Final Major Project, I have used a wide variety of skills and software tools in order to complete my double-page spreads, opening page (editor’s letter) not to mention the support they have also given me in achieving a millimetre accuracy for the magazine brand of ‘Outdoor Photography’. However, it has been brought up upon by one of my tutors that as part of the practical skills criteria for this project, a step-by-step guide would be useful in completing this criteria- which is also a unit itself. I know that i have made extremely thorough reference to my practical skills used during the production but I know for sure that I haven’t gone over how each tool is used or the process of applying each. This was mainly because I have had the knowledge and aid of previous step-by-step blog posts from the beginning of the course. But thinking about it now, I have learned a number of new tools and skills that I haven’t used in any of my previous projects so a step-by-step guide in this situation would probably benefit myself for the future as well as those who probably haven’t used Adobe InDesign before.


step by step page measurements

First of all, when I opened Adobe InDesign it came up with the page measurement options as well as opening the project as a document, book or library. This was absolutely essential since I needed to replicate the exact measurements for my magazine so the content could sit in according to it too. I was able to adjust the height and width of the page in millimetres according to what my magazine publication measures as.


step by step creating the double-pages

When this accurately-measured page opened up, it only came up with the one page. When it came to the editor’s letter I used only this page but for both my double-page spreads, I needed to add an extra one next to it. I went to the ‘pages’ option on the right hand tool bar and dragged another page to the existing one I wanted so that they sat next to each other.


step by step text boxes

Creating the text box was easily done using the tool bar on the left hand side  of the page. I clicked on the tool symbolised by the letter ‘T’  and from there, I drew the text box to the size I desired.


step by step columns

All of my final double-page spreads and editor’s letter consisted of paragraphs in neat columns of identical heights and widths. To create the columns, I Clicked on the paragraph options tool below the font tools on the top left hand corner and from there, I Selected the number of columns I wanted from the columns tool along the top tool bar.


step by step column distances

This was also where I could adjust the distance between each column- which was essential for me since I needed to adjust this according to my magazine brand. This tool was available literally right below the paragraph number tool so I was able to enter the distance between the columns I needed in millimeters.


step by step image placing

step by step image fitting

In order to apply the images I required, I went to ‘file, place’ and selected the images I desired from my own files. Once this was done, I used either the height and width measurement tools or my mouse to adjust the size of it but this resulted in the image being out of proportion with its new size. This was when I right-clicked on it, chose ‘fitting’ and ‘fit frame proportionally’ so the whole image would fit in its new size comfortably.


step by step

Because my magazine brand has lots of little measurements that I needed to apply to my projects by the millimeter, the X and Y axis tool was immensely useful because it helped me achieve just this. However, this tool only came up whenever I clicked on any element on my page(s). Once I had correctly aligned any chosen element that needed re-positioning, I clicked on the X axis tool to move it horizontally and the Y axis to move it vertically in the number of millimeters I required.


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Just next to the Y and X axis tool applications were the height and width application tools. I was able to use this on nearly every element of my double-page spread and editor’s letter, from paragraph columns, distance measurements, image sizing and the size of the text boxes. It was as easy as clicking on the feature I wanted re-sizing and apply the height and width I required in millimeters.

step by step

It was also required of me to produce the vertical and horizontal lines in between the article columns. To do this, I scrolled down the left hand tool bar and selected the line tool from which I drew the line I desired on the page. I could then re-position and re-size it with the measurement tools if required.


step by step

During the main articles in my double-page spreads, drop-caps appeared at the very beginning. Since this featured in my magazine brand, I emulated this by highlighting the letter(s) I wanted enlarging and then headed over to the very top right hand corner where I clicked on the little arrow which lead to to a tool bar. From there, I clicked on ‘Drop caps and nested styles…’ which then allowed me to enter the number of lines I wanted my letter to take up in it’s column- according to my magazine!


Final Major Project: Step-by step guide

Final Major Project: Week 8 weekly progress

(Covers Unit 8 3.1)- This week, since I had begun and finished my opening page (editor’s letter), I do feel a strong sense of satisfaction with the progress made. This doesn’t apply just to the completion of my editor’s letter though; it’s also because of the quality of the emulation I carried out throughout the production too. Because I deliberately paid the most attention to the measurements and distances of elements, I had very little to improve upon at the end of the production of it and the overall page looked much more like the emulation I expected but hoped for. (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- I knew that this method of production wouldn’t have been too much of an interruption with the rest of the tools used in the software because after weeks of using InDesign for my double-page spread I knew all the tools of by heart including what thy do and how to access them. All I needed to do was access them and apply the correct measurement to them on my page so if anything, production time was the same as it normally is.

(Covers Unit 8 2.2)- However, the reason I may have completed it in this week along may have been because it was only one page and that page holds the same layout, style and measurements in every issue of ‘Outdoor Photography’. Even though I researched more than one, I only really needed to look at one and use that as my guide for this emulation. The evidence for this has come from my research of the several issues analysed.

(Covers Unit 8 1.1/2.1/2.2)- One major piece of feedback I got, amongst the rest of my class, was my grades for criteria Unit 8 1.1/2.1/2.2. The grade for these first three criteria were all of a Distinction standard and explained to me how I have consistently and precisely broken down each criteria requirement in order to understand in detail how to achieve each one, how in-depth my research has been with my sketchbook and how detailed my evaluations and production logs are in sync with the project criteria. (Covers Unit 8 3.1)- Although this was extremely promising feedback for more than half my project, my tutor made me realise that all of the work I have produced so far for this project all hold a good and strong ground for me to progress next year and use to my higher advantage in order to ‘carry out some more substantive journalism in the future’.

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(Covers Unit 8 4.1)- In terms of our progress tracker booklets and our progress within that, we were back to normal this week regarding discussing this one-to-one with our tutor. On my section, I commented on how starting my editor’s letter article over the week off had really helped me to get stuck in with producing the layout for this piece as well as purchasing he extra issue to allow me to start it. I also mentioned how my confidence with asking for feedback is growing slowly but surely as well as the frequency in questions regarding Harvard referencing I was/am asking. However, I did comment on the stress levels at one point being higher than usual this week but despite that, I was able to not let it get in the way of producing a good emulation of the editor’s page mainly because of the care put in with all the tiny measurements with millimetre-accuracy!

In response to my views, the feedback my tutor gave me was mainly related to what he spoke to me about yesterday with criteria Unit 8 1.1/2.1/2.2 in the way that I have developed the skills required for carrying out the real yet required journalism. He also mentioned that my project and the final pieces as part of it pose a strong point as to progress from and that I should be taking confidence from my drafting processes and the way that they are making the end pieces and articles even more improved by the day.

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In terms of my feedback sheet, this weeks’ additions mainly consisted of the what was said about my grades for my work currently marked over the half term and about how the skills that have lead me to complete my Final Major Project pieces have put me in a very strong position in which for me to progress upon and to achieve higher ambitions for my work next year.

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(Covers Unit 8 4.1)- Regarding the targets for this week which were set before half-term, I wasn’t entirely able to achieve the target of completing my first editor’s letter draft since I didn’t have appropriate access to some of the image files to complete it. However, this will cause distraction to my final production week but only to a minor degree because it was only two images that needed applying and I’ve already references the required one so that will save even more time. (Covers Unit 8 1.1)- Speaking of next week’s targets, these are all incorporated into my production schedule anyway since this week is purely applying finishing touches to all my final pieces, producing my final evaluation and proof-reading literally every blog post and piece of Final Major Project work- not to mention Harvard references and making certain that they are there in the appropriate places and formats. I will do the majority of this proof-reading but I will definitely get my tutor and fellow classmates to also proof-read my work for spelling and sentence structure: a vital skill as a journalist which shows trust in another person’s feedback to provide the audience with the best information and news possible!

Final Major Project: Week 8 weekly progress