Samuel Gould

About me:

Enthusiastic and adaptable journalism student, with subject interests in home affairs and technology. I am a keen multimedia journalist who thoroughly enjoys working with data.

 

I hope to work in broadcast journalism in these fields after I graduate.

 

Broadcast

 

Software: Burli Newsroom, ENPS, Jupiter, Spot On, Adobe Audition/InDesign/Dreamweaver/Muse, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office and iWork.

 

Hardware: TriCaster 8000, robotic camera control, Studer radio equipment.

Journalism

 

Live and studio reporting in radio and television situations and interviewing.

 

Ability to find and analyse data-sets (particularly familiar with ONS and OfCom).

 

Can design for the web and magazine, produce for live/pre-rec radio and television and produce video graphics.

Personal

 

Eager follower of news, enthusiastic and adaptable.

 

Clear speaking, confident and 'a bit of a nerd'.

 

Musician and experienced performer,

The film about counter-terrorism in communications was my final project at university and first came about after I had read OfCom's Communication Market Report 2014.

 

The report highlighted trends in the way consumers are communications - how the use of SMS texting had declined in recent years and that a shift had been made towards internet-based messaging apps and services.

 

These new apps are using increasing levels of encryption, something which terrorists have been keen to exploit.

 

Following an increase in terrorism activity in late 2014-early 2015, David Cameron announced that 'there should not be any safe place for terrorists to communicate' and that new powers were needed to help authorities gather intelligence.

 

But can an increase in the use of social media and instant messaging really be to blame for the government falling behind?

BBC News Channel: Shadow Producer

I have assisted in the production of a BBC News Channel broadcast and gained valuable newsroom experience. During my time I helped organise and contact interviews, and used ENPS and Jupiter software. I have also previously observed in the gallery and studio - learning how different team members communicate and how the programme fits together.

 

Separately, I have shadow produced two evening programmes on BBC London 94.9. During these occasions, I answered calls from listeners and observed the producer.

City OnAir is the student radio station for City University London.

 

It was my responsibility to manage the on air content, team of contributors and the production of live and pre-recorded shows. The role required creativity and 'out of the box' thinking to generate new ideas for shows and production techniques. Notable shows include City OnAir News, Our Take On The News and the Students' Union Election 2014 coverage, which was live in the student bar at City University London.

City OnAir: Editor

Forerunner Records is a student-led record label at Birmingham Metropolitan College.

 

I initially interviewed bands and artists signed to the label for a weekly podcast feature, before joining the management team. In this role, I was the PR Manager and assisted heavily in organising and producing events - in particular, the 'This Is Forerunner' showcase event in March 2012. During this event, two VIP guest speakers gave workshops and introduced bands on two separate stages to a 'floating audience' of 600 people.

Forerunner Records: PR Manager

Since early 2012, the Everything Else Blog has been home to the various thoughts, comments, rambles and rants that come out of my head. It is a mix of personal experience and general observations about pretty much anything.

 

It gets its name from its content, as the site originally combined both my blog and a collection of music reviews. But after six months or so, the music reviews were moved to another site and 'everything else' remained.

Everything Else Blog

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