WEEK 3 – COMM11007 Media Writing

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1. Practical

By the submission time of the assignment 2 – writing for media, I have found out two possible events taken place in my current area. These are the  Vietnamese Moon Festival and Cookery Events in Bankstown.

I plan to cover the Moon Festival, which is hold once a year in the 15th of the 8th month in Lunar Calendar. According to Yang, F (2011), Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, is the harvest festival originally celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese to give thanks for the harvest and to gather family members together. Yang, F (2011) also indicated that there is no fixed date in Western  calendar, but the day always coincides with a brightest and roundest moon.

A lot of activities will be expected to happen including gazing the moon, eating moon cakes, making traditional lanterns and so on, but the main part will probably be eating moon cakes. This event has no attendance fee and allows everyone to film and take photos with no any limitation. Therefore, it will be perfect for me to cover the event. Because my uncle is on the organized team this year, I might take credit like photos, quotes from him for my document on Twitter.

Chinese Element
Source: China Highlights

Besides, a short video called “Why you need a plan” has been given to provide more information for this week. There are three primary factors outlined by Kate explaining why it is important to plan. First of all, the time waits no-one. To make sure everything is on time, preparation is essential. The second reason is about schedules, which shows where and when the events happen. This assures everything is on the right track. And the last one is about accreditation.

My plan for the Moon Festival coverage will follow thoroughly schedules. Before the festival starts 4 days, I will go to meet the organization team and discuss with them. Then I will list the places and activities that I need to attend. On the festival days, I will try to be there every 2 days to broadcast the stories.

Due to the annual characteristic, this event will be totally exciting to everyone nearby, especially the youths.

2. Inquiry

The chosen media story is “Solar cell technology: How it works and the future of sunshine”. In the article, Lal, N (2016) described what is a solar cell, the way they work, their efficiency and the how they look like in the 20 years’ time.

The lead in the story:

One in seven homes in Australia has solar panels on their roof — more than anywhere else in the world. So what is going on in all those shiny rooftop structures?

5Ws and 1H:

People who used and intends to use solar power were involved (Who). Solar panels were invented to increase the efficiency in electric power industry (What and Why) by using energy of sunlight then changing into electric power (How). It happens on the home’s roof (Where) throughout the daylight time (When).

I have a strong passion in technology and science. Every aspect of it has been researched and read carefully by me, particularly the ones that relate to daily life. Thus, that is the reason why I found this story fascinating.

Link of the story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-20/solar-energy-and-panels-explained/7763474?section=technology

3. Technical

The quiz of this week is a little bit difficult to me. I feel so confused in front of many similar options to choose. Anyways, through 4 times of attempt, I finish all of them correctly.


Lal, N 2016, Solar cell technology: How it works and the future of sunshine, viewed 24 August 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-20/solar-energy-and-panels-explained/7763474?section=technology

Yang, F 2011, Factbox: Mid-Autumn Festival and its traditions, viewed 24 August 2016, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2011-09/12/c_131134150.htm

Zhou, R 2016,  Mid-Autumn Festival Food — 6 Popular Dishes, image, viewed 24 August 2016, http://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/mid-autumn-festival-food.htm



One thought on “WEEK 3 – COMM11007 Media Writing

    thejessehall said:
    October 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Loved the picture in this one, great referencing and awesome work in your writing.


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