Today London was sunny and spring-scented. For City Journalism people this means not only the end of a tough winter, but also the beginning of our work on the final project.
We can choose between different media, and each path has different rules. There’s print, TV, radio, and online. I chose the latter, which has been my specialism for years by now. Despite being mildly concerned, I am truly excited about this project. This is going to be my first important piece of journalism in English, and I am designing it to address important issues of UK economy and politics.
The project will be a blog consisting of seven posts; it will also include infographics and video. The host is a surprise, I’ll reveal it only once we have a deal… I am a superstitious Italian, after all.
Along with the project, we’ve been asked to write a 1000 words’ reflective piece, in which we should describe the editorial production process, our personal and professional evolution, how the project has been laid out. Through this reflective work we’re supposed to set goals and evaluate them at the end of the year. It might happen that they turn out to be different from we thought at the beginning, it’s part of the process.
For the time being, the only thing I am sure about is the title, “What do you do in a recession? Science, Innovation and Money”.The topic is a combination of different issues, chosen among what to me is more interesting, relevant to understand how science talks with the society. I will speak about research funding, economic and cultural uncertainty, spending, resilience and creativity in science and technology.
And of course, given my – enquiring soul – (someone would call it gossip slant) I will play around with FOI. Fingercrossed about that, it never goes how it’s supposed to.
While keeping you up to date on my progresses I will use this space to take notes and be sure that nothing is forgotten along the way.