Vox Pops, Media College, viewed 15 April 2016 https://webapps.library.uow.edu.au /refcite/style-guides/html/
Once our group had decided that our digital artefact was going to be weekly videos of Vox Pops surrounding current news issues, research into Vox Pops was essential in order to ensure we were all clear on the process. This webpage holds credibility as it is focused on media, and contains explanations of multiple media phrases and media skills. The page offers a clear definition and what the name translates to, being ‘the voice of the people’. This ensures everyone was clear on the concept of vox popping as a reflection of popular opinion, which we will maintain throughout our project.
Burns, 2012 Fundamentals of Shooting Vox Pop Videos, online video, 9 October, IJNetVideo, viewed 15 April 2016, < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6pbwy1Xdw>
This source is a video found on Youtube about Vox Pops. After searching through suggestions, this video was chosen as a trustworthy source as the person delivering the information in the video is professional videographer, editor, and media professor David Burns. This status ensured his credibility with the information he provided about methods used for effective Vox Pops. The format of video was particularly useful and practical in viewing how vox popping works in a real-life setting, as opposed to simply reading about Vox Pops online. The source was very helpful for technical tips in videoing and the process of vox popping.
Joe Bunting, 2013, How to conduct an interview like a journalist, The Write Practice, viewed 15 April 2016 http://thewritepractice.com/how-to-conduct-an-interview-like-a-journalist/
The central idea of creating a vox pop video is interviewing people face-to-face. It was therefore necessary to seek out information about interviewing. Whilst it may seem like a simple task to interview and gain the opinions of people, there were many useful tips provided in this source, for example what type of questions are most helpful to gain more quality responses. As university students without much experience interviewing individuals in a professional context, this source assisted by providing advice from professional journalists in the field. Using their experience, the source compiled plenty of useful information and advice.
Mackay, You’re asking the wrong questions: How to interview like a journalist, Crew Blog, weblog post, viewed 15 April 2016 http://blog.crew.co/how-to-interview-like-a-journalist/
This source is further research on how to interview people in the context of journalism. The webpage is a blog post, however, after searching through other less credible blog websites, holds credibility as it is specifically designed to assist in business and professional development and obviously targeted at a specific market. This source complemented other sources surrounding the topic of how to conduct interviews professionally for the purpose of journalism, providing useful hints on how to keep subjects talking. The source was also useful in providing tips for a more conversationalist interview, which is the aim of our weekly Vox Pop videos.
Cattold, 2010, The ethics of journalism, ABC, viewed 15 April 2016 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-07-16/36562
In any journalism venture, it is important to uphold ethical conduct and a code of behaviour. Our weekly Vox Pop videos are a compilation of the opinions of the student of UOW, who hold a right to these voiced opinions. It was therefore vital that, as the people conducting interviews, we were familiar with the practices of ethical journalism. The ABC automatically holds credibility as a broadcasting network that aims to deliver the truth to viewers. The article focused on trust between journalists and the public, and honest reporting. Overall the source provided assistance for how we are gathering the opinions of the public.
Sharma, 2011, How to get the perfect Vox Pops, Wannabe Hacks, Weblog, 3 August, viewed 15 April 2016
This source is a more comprehensive look at Vox Popping and the technicalities involved in recording vox pop interviews out on the street with members of the public. The source proves its credibility as is published by a website of writers who are well-versed in their chosen fields of journalism and have studied journalism at University. The practical experience of the author is proven through the advice he gives from his own experience that can be applied to our own media venture. The source also gives tips on recording and the use of equipment, which is necessary for our project.
Denise-Marie Ordway, 2015, What audiences think of journalists’ social media use , Journalists Resource, viewed 15 April 2016
To complement our media project of recording Vox Pops and putting them on Youtube, our group has created a Facebook page and Twitter page to post our videos and other information about the topics we are choosing each week. This source was informative in the venture of creating pages on social media as it explored what modern audiences using these platforms think about journalism being available and advertised through accounts on the same platform. The article utilised a study conducted by a University professor through Facebook, therefore relevant to our project and the factors we needed to consider for our project’s social profile.
2013, Social Media’s Impact on Journalism, Social Songbird, viewed 15 Aril 2016
Again, this source was important to look at social media and its place in our project. We acknowledged that we would utilise at least one social media platform, and wanted to gain research into how this would affect our project. Additionally, it was important to look at how our project might affect the people viewing it on social media platforms. Users who were not seeking out our videos on Youtube will be accessing our content through Facebook and Twitter, so this source was useful in knowing more information about the impact of social media on the content we are creating.
Eves, 2013, How to create a Facebook page, online video, 22 August, Youtube, viewed 3 April 2016
The creation of the Facebook page to support our project was new territory, as we had never created a page for a utility or group before. A simple, step-by-step explanation of how to create our page and use it was what we needed to then take it in the direction we wanted. As a source, the Youtube video is simply to understand and easily accessible and usable, and related directly to the identified problem.
Happer, C & Philo, G 2013, ‘The Role of the Media in the Construction of Public Belief and Social Change’, Societal Change, vol. 1, no. 1
This journal article was easily accessible and available online, and written about changes in society and the impact of media. The topic of this article related directly to our project as it surrounds the issue of the construction of public belief. Our Vox Pop videos contain the expressions and views of a sector of the public and therefore are a representation of how society has been shaped by media. As we are interviewing UOW students on current topical issues, the opinions being displayed, while few, will represent the opinions that many students attending the university hold. The source was particularly helpful in how it explored the connection of society to the media and how the media will shape the opinions of the people we seek out to represent.