4th Group Meeting


First day back after the Easter break and our group was still on track. Matthew, Megan and I are still sticking our chosen packages. However has changed his idea slightly, he is still doing a package on Scottish Referendum but has developed it to “The future of Scotland for our political leaders  ”

Also in the in are meeting we found out were everyone is and what still needs to be done.

Matthew- Is continuing his research as his topic has got more popular through-out the Easter break. He has also got one interview and arranged to have interviews through out the week.

Megan- has had one interview for her package and is now it the stage of contacting others. she has also completed her blog work.

Stevie- although has developed his story slightly, he knows who he wants to interview and now at the stage of contacting.

Myself- I have updated the blog for the due date for today and have contacted people from SFA and STV to ask them with they are willing for a interview, They were to help and now I am waiting to arrange a meeting with them.

This meeting was recorded, I’ve added a link below to hear the raw edit..




Third idea

After Matthew help narrow me to have my package be based on a sport. I had an idea of having a 6-8 minute documentary on “the future of Scottish Football”. after looking at some news articles Scottish football are now changing their performance to help improve their team. I also found out that it’s been nearly 2 decades since Scotland last qualified for a World Cup and a Fifa tournament. I think that producing a documentary on Scottish football will be relevant to our group’s theme and our radio station. the angle I would get from this story is to find out what’s wrong with today’s Scottish football and how we can improve as a team. The people I would like to get for this would be a Sports director- having this type of person who gives me the insight of our Scottish team, a sports journalist- someone who has a great knowledge of  Football games and share their opinions to why Scotland is suffering as a team, also a football coach who is training the young footballers and preparing them to become a Scottish Football team. I believe that with the right research and the correct people to interview this could be a great documentary to produce. I now need to look at all my ideas and see which one fits into my team’s theme the most, However, I feel like this may be my best option.

2nd Group meeting

6th of March 2017

After our first team meeting, some of the group members had a solid package idea. Matthew was wanting to do a package on “the future of Scottish Film” and Stevie wanted to do a package on”Child Migrants who settled within Scotland and now it has impacted their lives”.Megan and I were still undecided on what package could be on, however, Megan had a rough idea of making a package based around the NHS. As for me, I was still struggling to come up with an idea and time was running out for the hand in dates for the pitch. Matthew suggested that I should do my package on sport, I took his advice and started to research sports topics and I came up with Football idea that I can use for my package. I needed time to research the topic fully so the group agreed to have another team meeting in two days time with everyone’s solid package idea. I am starting to worry that I won’t have an idea to present to my Lecturer in the time of the pitching hand in. but I feel with Matthews help I think I may have a solid idea and a package.

Second idea

Before we were placed into our groups I had I broad idea of doing my Graded unit on the new “20mph rule”. at the time we were getting prepared to be put in our groups, the Scottish government was about to install the new 20mph speed limit, meaning high populated road areas had to now reduce their speed to 20mph. it’s now been over a week since the new speed limit has been placed and there has been a debate on whether or not it is a good idea to have. some people say that it will help reduce accidents on the road and keep pedestrians/cyclists feeling more on the road. However, there has been many complaints from the driving community that it is making no difference and is taking people longer on the road. Also, there has been many complaints that service transport (Taxies) are now costing more because of the longer drive.

I think if I find more research into this then I believe that this could work, as this idea will fit into my Groups theme and our radio station. The angle I would get is having my package two-sided, I would talk about how the 20mph rule is helping keeping the roads safe by interviewing some councilors who agree on the 20mph limit and cyclist who see the benefits to the road. Also, I would get interviews from people who argue about the new rule such as Taxi drivers and other community models of transport. However, I do worry that this being just a recent act then there won’t be much research on it. Also, me being amoung the driving community and disagree with the 20mph rule I feel that this package would be very onesided.

However, I do worry that this being just a recent act then there won’t be much research on it. Also, me being among the driving community and disagree with the 20mph rule I feel that this package would be very one-sided.