Web Writing – Part Six, Legal issues

The Web is full of content so how do we know what is allowed? In Part Four, we looked at setting up your own blog. If you put something on the web, you are publishing that piece. If you write something original, or take a photo or video clip, you hold the copyright. Using someone else’s material is breach of their copyright. A firm of … Continue reading Web Writing – Part Six, Legal issues

Drama Review – All By Myself

The Drama Society put on a heartily enjoyable performance over Zoom, of an original short play called All by Myself. An unfortunate castaway opens the tale by talking to himself about his seven years of loneliness on the island since his ship sank in the 1500s. Larry is shortly joined by Pemberton, who isn’t the rescuer Larry hoped to see, but who reassures him that … Continue reading Drama Review – All By Myself

Web Writing – Part Five, Search Engine Optimisation

Why worry about SEO? Organic, or natural, search results are from visitors naturally searching for your content, or your site ranking high because of its content and reputation. Otherwise, firms need to pay for advertising to draw attention. Keeping up with how search engines work is like running on an ever-changing racetrack. While the people behind various engines don’t tell us all their inner workings, … Continue reading Web Writing – Part Five, Search Engine Optimisation

Photography Exhibition by Susan Sweeney

A year ago the Journalism Society was among those who were invited to attend the opening of DBS lecturer Susan Sweeney’s photography exhibition. Susan had invited friends in the arts to compose short poems about some of the artworks, and these were each read at the opening, which created an interactive and involving atmosphere. The title of the collection was Ekphrasis2020. According to Oxford Languages, … Continue reading Photography Exhibition by Susan Sweeney

Fire Safety Awareness Winners

The Journalism Society held a contest to raise fire safety awareness during January. This was open to the whole college. Entrants had to photograph an item relating to fire safety, such as a fire exit or fire extinguisher. A separate prize was given for a scavenger hunt, in which entrants had to photograph as many different fire safety related items as they could find. Speaking … Continue reading Fire Safety Awareness Winners

Web Writing – Part Four, Setting up a page or site

Welcome to the fourth article of this series. In Part One we looked at writing content for other people’s sites, and Part Three focused on American sites. Now let’s look at what to put on your own site, remembering the lessons of Part Two about writing detail. Unless you have your own webspace, you’ll probably start on an established platform like WordPress, Wix, Blogger. Title … Continue reading Web Writing – Part Four, Setting up a page or site

Web Writing – Part Three, American style and CMF

Welcome to part three of the guide to presenting web work professionally. In Part One we started work as a content provider, and in Part Two we looked at writing detail. Now we should realise that many of the world’s English language websites are located in North America. This means that if you live elsewhere, you have a huge market to serve, but you need … Continue reading Web Writing – Part Three, American style and CMF

Web Writing – Part Two, Writing detail

In Part One we looked at how to get assigned to a web post or choose to write one, and the kind of work this can provide. Now you have a post set up and a topic to cover. Let’s look at the detail of the content writing itself. Overall Write in a word processor. Don’t type directly onto the screen unless it’s absolutely unavoidable. … Continue reading Web Writing – Part Two, Writing detail

Web Writing – Part One, Content and Copy work on the web

Welcome to the first part of a short series on how to write for the web, and how to make your work look as professional as possible. Content and copy work on the web I’ve been a content provider and content manager for Fresh Fiction.com, a media website based in Texas, since 2012. I’m also an author who has been publishing through Amazon since 2013, … Continue reading Web Writing – Part One, Content and Copy work on the web