Lincolnshire Show 2011

HE delivery has finished; exam boards are over and we’re about to start planning for the next academic year. But there’s also time to fit in continuous professional development (CPD) and last week saw me spend two days at the Lincolnshire Show.

Day one I was presenting and reporting for Seven TV. All my interviews had been set up via Twitter. It was the first time I’d used it to such great effect to put the call out for the show. From the request I interviewed Jeremy Stock at Richard Austin Agricultural (@RAA_Labs) about their company and the role they play in farming. I also interviewed Andrew Shirley from CLA Midlands (@CLAMidlands) about the drought conditions and how it affects farming and the consumer. Their PR officer is a former broadcast journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay. He was very passionate about social media.

Day two saw me VJing and getting colour shots of the show – rain put a bit of a dampener on that. So in between dodging the showers I was tweeting from the @eastcoastmedia account about what was happening in the GIFHE tent and taking photos and posting them on there, as well as interviews. I did a podcast with Sean Wagstaff, SFX tutor about his course.

All in all it was an excellent two days and kept me busy and updated!

The I interviewed John Stobart (@UnrealGardens) about his unreal garden products – fake grass, plants – all ideal for the non gardener or those who are preparing for drought!

Social media guru Glenn LeSanto presenting the weather from the Lincolnshire Show

Interviewing John Stobart of Unreal Gardens at Lincolnshire Show 2011

Here's me interviewing John Stobart of Unreal Gardens

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E Lingard – self promotion!

Just a reminder you can see some of the work I have produced as a journalist on http://www.youtube.com/user/elingers
Some of the work has been produced as a video journalist, others from working with crews. You can allow follow me on Twitter @rosereiki and find me on LinkedIn

Multi-Platform Journalism team

East Coast Media’s journalism team are industry practitioners, something which is vital to know when deciding what course you wish to take at university.

Programme Leader, Emma Lingard, has worked in journalism for the last 20 years. From newspapers to radio and television to online, she has been there and done it. Alongside running the BA (Hons) Multi-Platform Journalism degree at East Coast Media (GIFHE) she also spends time working in industry as part of continuous professional development. She can be found in the newsroom of the Grimsby Telegraph producing video content for their website, as well as writing articles. Emma is also a keen advocate of social media, especially Twitter (@rosereiki, @eastcoastmedia) and blogging. She was also responsible for helping train the first batch of print journalists into VJs for the Press Association alongside David Dunkley-Gymiah.

She also works on TV programmes,which are broadcast on virginmedia. She recently presented a studio discussion programme called The People’s Jury and has spent the summer covering some of the big events for broadcast later this summer. For many years she fronted a programme about the history of Lincolnshire’s villages called Lingard’s Lincolnshire Rambles and has produced some one-off documentaries, Spotlight on Spurn, To the Manor Reborn.

Also teaching on the degree are Fiona Young, who worked with Emma at the Grimsby Telegraph in the 90s, before moving on to the Press Association. Fiona is our media law tutor. The latest recruits to the team are Ian Barnsley, who came to us from the Lincolnshire Echo and Hugh Riches, who is an ex postgraduate student of ECM and a published journalist. Teaching radio, we have ex-BBC Lincolnshire reporter, Chris Jones and Andy Wilkins delivers our online modules.

We’re always looking for people to add to our teaching list and regularly invite guest lecturers in. In the past we have had people deliver workshops on online writing, video journalism, etc, so get in touch on 01472 315550.

Video Journalism: are two heads better than one? (via Adam Westbrook)

Came across this post during my research into social media and blogging. For all (aspiring) journalists, you should read Adam’s posts. This one I found especially interesting, seeing it is an area I am involved in myself. I have worked as a VJ, as well as with crews as a journalist and producer/director. There’s a time and a place for everything, all depends on the situation.
Well worth a read!

Video Journalism has become intrinsically connected with terms like Solo VJ, One Man Band and Backpack Journalist. A video journalist, as we understand, works alone, exploiting the benefits of being light on the feet: a small, nimble unit. With more photojournalists experimenting with video, this idea of the VJ as a solo-worker is being accentuated. But what if this isn’t the best way? A cinematographer friend of mine got me thinking about this l … Read More

via Adam Westbrook