Media Releases

Week Eight
COMM11007
By Amanda McRae
Practical:  Write a media release

In our study notes this week, we are to create a media release from the information which was provided (Ames 2016).   Remembering to highlight in the inverted pyramid style of writing and include the five w’s and how (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith 2016).  Focusing on the “who”, which is:  FakeComicCon, the pretend company, whilst creating the media release.

The completed version of my media release is below as follows:

 

fakecomiccon_media_release
Week 8 – Practical exercise: FakeComicCon Media Release

 

Quiz 8 – Figures (Accuracy)

Much to my surprise, I got a lot wrong in the quiz this week when I thought, I would actually go alright.  Just remembering simple things like writing the dates right like; 1914-18 not 1914-1918, and never start a sentence with a numeral figure – instead spell it out. Being numerate is just as important as being literate when writing (Hicks 2016).  That’s okay, I have learned from the mistakes and looked over the four pages of chapter 11, again (Hicks 2013).

References:

Ames, K 2016, COMM11007: Media writing – week 8 -module 2: study guide, CQUniversity, viewed 4 September 2016, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au/

Hicks, W 2013, English for journalists: twentieth-anniversary edition, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

Whitaker, W R, Ramsey, J E & Smith, R D 2012, Media writing: print, broadcast, and public relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York.

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