Links to other stories

June 3, 2010

I have provided a link to all the stories which I have commented on below, they regarded stuff such energy efficiency, co2 emissions etc.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/28/salford-university-terraced-house-energy-use?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/may/24/how-green-is-the-ipad?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

http://www.greenbuildingpress.co.uk/article.php?category_id=1&article_id=589

http://www.greenbuildingpress.co.uk/article.php?category_id=1&article_id=587

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Interesting

June 1, 2010

Found a interesting article today, in the Guardian newspaper. Check the link below for more info

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/28/salford-university-terraced-house-energy-use

Comments on other articles

May 27, 2010

Another aspect which I needed to improve on in the second part of this assessment was to communicate more and comment on other peoples blogs and stories. This is something which I have taken to by commenting so far on two blogs, I have however commented on more blog but I am waiting for my comments to get approved.

Once I have finished commenting on other poeples blogs or stories I will put a full list of all the stories onto my blog and also I will include on a seperate piece of paper whne I had my assignment in.

Podcast

May 27, 2010

As for the second part of this assignment, a key part is to do ‘multimedia’ stuff. I am please to say that myself and Manish (another group member from the energy/technology team) have done a second podcast

we covered two main key topics, which we felt are debatable and ones which are current issues. we looked at the following two below

will the midland metro be axed
should people care about climate change

It was a good discussion we both had about it.
to listen to the podcast in full then please click the link below

http://manish-8lboi.posterous.com/second-birmingham-recycled-podcast-0

story idea gone

May 27, 2010

After a weeks of not being a able to find a story related to energy or technology, I finally found one, however the story has already be done and as in fact posted today.

the link to the story is below
http://www.greenbuildingpress.co.uk/article.php?category_id=1&article_id=587

It would have a been a good story to cover especially as I am really struggling for stories at the moment, so i am back on the look-out and hopefully i would find something sooner rather than later.

Where I am now

May 25, 2010

I havent paid much attention to my wordpress, twitter, delicious and google reader lately and havent posted much on Birmingham Recycled as I would have liked to. At the moment I am just blogging and tweeting about news stories which are relevant to this project. I am also hoping to find a new lead on a new story which I can potentially do for Birmingham Recycled this week.

multimedia idea

May 11, 2010

As its all about adding multimedia aspects to my portfolio, i am now considering the possiblility of going back to one of my oringinal story ideas i had. Click the link below:

http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/elections/general_election_2010/news/8107297.Green/

I ran this idea pass my editor, but after some discussion we decided that it was more national rather than local based, however after getting some ideas together I have thought maybe i could do a audio slideshow again and arrange a interview with a local MP in the midlands, it may be hard to get hold of a MP but i will look into it and get in touch with the relevant people.

story idea

May 11, 2010

Over the past few weeks, it has been hard to grasp any good stories for Birmingham recycled as everything has been based around the election debate. With that in mind i did come across a interesting story idea check the link below

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/motoring-news/motorway-cops-to-get-jaguar-xfs-1956967.html

thought i could put a local spin on it by interviewing a local police officer in midlands to see if they back the scheme or not.

Check the article out, and let me know your thoughts on it, will have to run it past my editor though first.

Podcast

May 11, 2010

Last week, myself and a group member got together to produce a podcast for Birmingham recycled. In the podcast we talked about all the envionrmental and green issues which each election team has talked about in their manefesto’s. Overall the podcast the went very well, we managed to get it edited to a good standard with sound levels etc.

As we have include ‘multimedia’ aspects into our portfolios, we both decided to that an audio slide-show would work the best and be the most effective. However over the past few days we have had trouble loading it onto youtube. Hopefully we will have up-loaded by the end of the week at the latest.

In the meantime you can listen to the podcast via posterous just simply click the link below.

http://manish-8lboi.posterous.com/birmingham-recycled-podcast

download it and have a listen and please comment. For enviornmental news regarding other issues then go to http://www.birminghamrecycled.co.uk

finding articles

April 27, 2010

I have found interesting articles this evening, also have one or two story ideas but will run them pass my editors and furthermore to this I have also been bookmarking sotires which I think are useful and relevent to me.