Create an online magazine with the topic of Army wives, for people who are marrying into the Military and are to become Army wives in the future. Include recent news regarding the Armed Forces and the current conflicts in Iraq and Syria, as well as information and advice for the future Army wives, along with feature articles from current Army wives.
For my assignment I have to create a piece of news, which could either be a news story or a video package.
I have decided to create a news story for BBC News online, and I would follow the same format as this story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25094101, where you have an interview or important point of the news story as a video format and then the text of the actual story underneath.
My story idea came about after I was looking through my yearbook from year 11 at school. There were so many people who had left school early to go and join the British Forces, and so I came up with a question to ask people: Do you think a lack of job prospects after finishing school causes more young adults to join the British Forces?
I sent the question to two people who I knew would be good examples of interviewees in this subject:
– My friend Rachel, who knows many people who left school early to join the Forces.
– My boyfriend, who has been a serving member of the Army for three years.
Rachel O’Brien, student: “I know someone who wanted to join but not straight away, but because he couldn’t find a job and didn’t want to be on dole, he decided his only option was to join the army. I myself would consider if I didn’t have a child.”
A serving forces member (my boyfriend): “Yes, I think more people are joining the army because people cant find jobs, so they decide to join the forces because they are guaranteed a job there.”
NB: Because of security reasons, I am not allowed to state the name and title of any serving forces member.
Because my question came back with results and so I have decided that this is the right news story for me. I shall now research my topic further and conduct more interviews, some video, that I can use.