September 20, 2010

Journalism & Media

Between 2006 and 2009 I was involved in various parts of Imperial College’s student media, principally as editor of Live!, the news website. My goal upon taking over was to use improvements I could make to the back-end publishing systems to deliver the editorial message.

These improvements principally included adding rich content to the site, embedding photos, video, audio and live streams. The delivery of up-to-the-minute news, combined with video, photo and audio features won Live! an award for best student website at the 2007 Guardian Student Media Awards.

Outside Broadcasts

Live streaming of events formed a cornerstone of some of our activities, using a combination of PCs or laptops and Windows Media Server to stream live with multiple cameras from London Mayoral Hustings, a debate on the National Union of Students and the annual charity performing arts concert, ArtsFest. Each of these features was edited into a full-length feature and DVD.