In week eight we were given the opportunity to become Jenna Jones, Communications Manager of FakeComicCon for the day. Unfortunately on this day the organisation was in crisis management mode due to a violent incident that had occurred at one of the FakeComicCon events.
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park is located in the Top End of the Northern Territory. A variety of walking tracks are available for visitors to explore including the Baruwei Lookout Loop Walk. This landscape is steeped in a rich Indigenous history.
Week eight introduced the art of developing a media release. Having worked in administration roles within a marketing department and a communications department, I appreciate that media releases often read effortlessly. However, I know a lot of effort has been inputted by the writer to ensure this effortlessly.
The task at hand this week was to develop a media release for a fake organisational crisis. The following media release has been developed on behalf of a fake organisation:
2 June FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FAKECOMICCON AND QUEENSLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE INCIDENT
FakeComicCon organisers are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the security breach at the Brisbane Convention Centre event held today.
Companion canines are an important part of life said Mechanic Kyle Bell today.
Kyle, an owner of a Red Heeler and a Bull Arab cross said his dogs brighten his afternoons. Many of his afternoons are spent trekking down dirt tracks, swimming in the river or laying in the sunny backyard just so he can spend quality time with his dog.
Soundbite from Kyle: “When I get home from work they are so happy to see me, I spend every afternoon I can with them”.
Kyle’s friend and carpenter, Dylan Wuttke ((What-KEY)) said he agrees.
Soundbite from Dylan: “Life would be boring without them.”
Kyle and Dylan both said that their dogs are part of the family. But, they have an important household role.
Dylan said his dog Stella has a job to do.
Soundbite from Dylan “Stella guards the fence while we’re at work”.
During week three, I commenced preparation for the coverage of an event. The coverage was to include live tweeting during the event followed by the development of a media release and publication on Storify.