My name is Hannah Conway, the founder and editor of ‘Have you Heard the News?’
Project Description –
Have You Heard The News? is my final year project that I have been working on since February and it is something that I am very proud to have produced. The website is a multimedia-based website that contains positive news stories from in and around the Teesside Area.
I have a passion for telling stories, especially those ones that I think should and need to be heard – i.e those are not normally recognised by the mainstream news channels.
What is the website about?-
I started this website with the intention to bring positive news to your screens in a time of uncertainty and doubt. With negative news flowing through timelines up and down the country, I want to bring a website that provides news to inform you, but also put a smile on your face.
That is why Have You Heard the News? aims to provide the positive and relevant stories that you want to hear about. From sport to politics, I aim to cover a wide range of topics to keep you engaged with News.
Have You Heard The News? Promo Video-
Please access all articles via the Have You Heard The News? website.
I hope that you enjoy my project just as much as I have enjoyed making it.
3rd Year Journalism Student, Teesside University.
BA (Hons) Journalism
Since I was a child, I’ve always loved the news and being informed. Probably unlike others, I would religiously sit down and watch any news, listen to any radio and read any paper I could from about 12. It was a no brainer for me to come into this career and do a job that I enjoy. I’m a proud Teessider, so being able to report on and work on local issues and national issues is a big interest of mine. In the first year of my studies, I won the award for ‘Community Reporter of the Year’, which allowed my proud Teessider status to show. Every day that I get to work in this industry is a pleasure, and I’m excited for whatever the future holds following my graduation from University.
Software and Hardware Proficiencies –
I am skilled in using Adobe software, Open Media, Scheduler, Dira applications and iMovie, which I have practised and learnt through my studies. I also have the skills to edit audio and video and also shoot them with professional equpitment.
Employment, Work Experience and Volunteering –
I have gained lots of work experience alongside my degree, working with companies such as Kingdoms TV, The Boro Breakdown, Stokesley School, Sunderland Echo and BBC Tees.
For my final project at University, I worked hard to produce the website of Have You Heart The News?, which focused on bringing the people of Teesside positive news from in and around their local area. This project is something that I am very proud of, and it showcases my skills and capabilities of what I can produce as a Multimedia Journalist.