How I created the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Media Kit (Journal Entry 1)

To create the North Stadbroke Island Historical Museum Media Kit (http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au/), I first approached the museum board for a confirmation to do so. After the affirmation, I went to the museum to got a ‘feel’ of their displays and ‘atmosphere’. I was granted private access to all of their exhibitions, publications and records. During myContinue reading “How I created the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Media Kit (Journal Entry 1)”

My research of ‘Film Noir’

The online Merriam-Webster dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/film%20noir) defines film noir as a “type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music.” Film Noir is ‘dark film’. The term was penned by film critic Nino Franklin in 1946. Westcombe (http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/RW-ThingCalledNoir.html) providesContinue reading “My research of ‘Film Noir’”

How to create Murder Mystery atmosphere (journal entry 3)

The Creating Atmosphere Project (assessment 3) for COMU1152 Public Relations Writing (UQ, Semester 2, 2012), called for a group of people to create atmosphere via various visual forms. The other four girls and I successfully managed to create a ten minute presentation within a murder mystery theme. The project included the tasks; a 30 secondContinue reading “How to create Murder Mystery atmosphere (journal entry 3)”

How does the Australian 2011 Census relate to Public Relations?

Public relation practitioners utilise data (such as the Australian 2011 Census) to back up their campaign. For example; while promoting a local youth festival, I would first, look at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) site (http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC31830?opendocument&navpos=220)and enquire how many youths reside in Wynnum (there are one thousand, four hundred and forty two youths betweenContinue reading “How does the Australian 2011 Census relate to Public Relations?”

Celebrity in my household

My sons and I are often discussing the “in’s and out’s” of celebrity. This is due to a gluttonous devouring of all things media. We drink in radio, television, movies, music, newspapers, magazines and the internet. We argue, we discuss and we enjoy. We argue vivaciously over the radio (I like triplej and mmm, myContinue reading “Celebrity in my household”