More Research Evidence For Documentary Assignment

I have looked at plenty of material online and consulted with Hull FC club historian Bill Dalton during my research, here is some of the stuff I’ve researched:

VC Citation

Jack Harrison, Hull History

HDM Story

I have also got myself a readers ticket for Hull History Centre which enables me to read anything in there so I have read many biographical articles about him, including a book of reports about the seasons he played for Hull FC which is why I now know for certain that he set his club try scoring record in 1914-15 as opposed to 1913-14 season which is a common mistake in many publications.

Documentary Idea- Jack Harrison VC

John ‘Jack’ Harrison would be my choice of subject for a documentary about a famous person from Hull.

Jack Harrison was born in Hull on 12 November 1890 his father was a plaiter and boilermaker in Earles Shipyard. he studied at St. John’s College, York (now York St. John University) where he was captain of the Rugby club and also represented them at Cricket and Swimming.

In 1911-1912 he played 5 games for York Rugby League club scoring 3 tries but then he returned to his hometown in September 1912. Back in Hull he was invited to join Billy Batten playing at Hull FC who were in the process of putting together a team with the express purpose of winning the Challenge Cup after they became the first team to earn the dubious distinction of losing three finals on the trot.

He set the Hull FC club record of 52 tries in a season in the 1913-1914 season, a record which he still holds to this day and was one of two try scorers for Hull as they beat Wakefield Trinity to win the 1914 Challenge Cup Final.

In 1915 he joined the East Yorkshire Regiment and was trained as a temporary 2nd lieutenant receiving his commission on 5 August 1916 and was posted to 6 Platoon, 11th Batalion.

On 25th March 1917 he lead a patrol into No Man’s Land and was awarded the Military Cross for ‘Conspicuous Gallantry and Devotion to Duty’ while handling his platoon with great skill and achieving their objective under the most trying conditions and capturing a prisoner.

On 3 May 1917 he was ordered, along with the rest of his brigade, to attack Oppy Wood Pas-De-Calais when they became pinned down by machine gun fire.

In the following engagement, after two failed attempts at leading his platoon to their objective, Jack single-handedly made a dash towards the machine gun hoping to knock out the gun and save the lives of many of his men, tragically he made the ultimate sacrifice in this action.

For this action he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross which was given to his wife Lilian in March 1918 by George V.

The only memorial to Jack Harrison is a plaque on a small stand outside the KC Stadium and I personally, along with many others, believe there should be a more prominent tribute to him such as a statue either outside the KC Stadium or in Hull City Centre.

Immersive Web Experience idea

Immersive Web Experience Idea

My idea for an IWE about Michael Buerk is meant to educate people about such things as the Ethiopian famine. Apartheid in South Africa and the socio-political impact his reports had.

There is also meant to be an element of fun with videos of his time in the jungle for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

I chose Michael Buerk as a subject because of his huge influence and the fact that a lot of the work he did as a journalist is still very relevant today and is still, clearly, very influential.

The IWE would also have, if possible, a link to his presentations on The Moral Maze and The Choice, both of which he presented on radio, and I would see them as having a different production of these each time you click the link.

I would also like to take pictures of him from his book The Road Taken to show him at different stages of his life and career.

I would also hopefully include some video of the munition dump explosion in Addis Ababa, from which he had to be airlifted and which injured the cameraman who accompanied him to Ethiopia.

There could also possibly be some video of the devastating effect of the Tsunami that his son Roland survived.

Immersive Web Experiences

My name is Ian Peter Judson, I am a student studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism and Digital Media at Hull School of Art and Design, here are some immersive websites that I have looked at for a presentation.

Daily Mail Online

Mail Online is the most visited English language newspaper website in the world. It recorded more than 11.34 million visitors daily in August 2014. Mail Online is a division of DMG Media which in turn is part of Associated Newspapers. It also has an international reach with separate home pages for Great Britain, Australia, India and the United States. Most of what is published on the website isn’t in the print version and there is also audio content on the website.

There are various headings on the website which also have sub headings once you go to them. You can click on a link to go to any story and if you click on a link to a video which is embedded on an article it will take you to the article first and then straight to the video wherever it may be on the article.

More than two thirds of its visitor’s are from outside the UK, mostly from America. The online site in America is branded as Daily Mail, rather than Mail Online. They paid Charleston Daily Mail upwards of £1M for exclusive rights to the domain name to make it more attractive to American advertisers.

Although the website is clearly the main hub of the online presence it does also have not insubstantial operations on Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook. There are also Daily Mail Online apps for android phone and Tablet which can be downloaded from Google Play, upon downloading the app from Google Play you are given an option of which publication you wish to receive and are told you can change it any time for instance when you change location like leaving Great Britain and travelling to the United States.

It seems as though Mail Online, despite having no print version there, has somewhat targeted the American market as part of its policy. When looking at the website and the android app it does show headings for the United States on both while Australia only appears on the website although it does seem to have more sub headings and content than America on there.

On 5th March 2014 there was a surprise announcement that another online paper,, was to be incorporated with Mail Online. Both publications are part of the Daily Mail and General Trust and it was said that the move “makes business sense” to open up Mail Online resources to which has seen year-on-year traffic growth exceeding 300% following investment.

As much as 25% of the traffic on the websiteis thought to be for just celebrity gossip and there also appears to be a good sized following for anything to do with the royal family.

There are also headings on the website for their women’s column Femail, Health, Science, Money, Video and Fashion Finder.

There is also an iPad app and a subscription service. On the homepage where you can sign up for the iPad app it advertises the free app which can be accessed both on and offline to catch up with all the usual features of Mail Online website like UK, US and World News, Celebrity and Showbiz, Sport, Femail, Science and Tech, Health, Money and Travel and many more.

Mail Plus is the interactive subscription service. On the homepage they advertise that you can get a 30 day free trial and then continue getting the full publication every day for £9.99 a month, pointing out that this works out at half the price of the printed paper.

There are options in a drop down menu to pay for the subscription service in GBP, USD or EUR.

Subscription includes Daily Mail Plus, Weekend Magazine, Mail on Sunday Plus, You Magazine and Event Magazine.

In the FAQ’s it states that Mail Plus can be read on iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy. It also says that subscription is automatically renewed unless cancelled during the subscription period and is charged within 24 hours of the end of the previous subscription period. The app is free to download but a subscription needs to be bought to read the edition.

You can buy the subscription on the subscriptions page on the website or by following the instructions within the app. It also tells you on the website that the best ways to pay your subscription are by direct debit, credit or debit card or through PayPal or you can buy it through an app store where you will use the credit card that you registered when setting up an apple, Amazon or Google account.

There are also contact details for any questions about subscriptions that aren’t answered on the website.

Other points of information on the website include, Using The App and Troubleshooting.

The new app includes access up to 7 days worth of back editions including the Coffee Break section and relevant You, Event and Weekend Magazines.

They also give tech advice such as needing a WiFi Connection and high battery level for automatic download to work and that you should have auto download content switched on for downloading on an iPad.

Advice is also given if problems are being encountered downloading an edition for iPad, Kindle or Android.

There is one heading in the Using the App section which tells you how to access Past Issues, Contents, View All Pages, Live News, Search, Puzzles and All Headlines.

The Coffee Break Plus section can be accessed easily from any page in the app by tapping a blue icon that looks like a crossword at the top of the page you’re on, this directs you straight to the Coffee Break section homepage from which you can swipe through the puzzles to see which one you want to play.

Mail Rewards Club members won’t get rewards numbers through Mail Plus but they are planning some special promotions exclusively for subscribers later this year.

The app will work abroad but there is suggestion to use WiFi or contact your service provider to find out about cost and cheaper roaming tariffs so as not to end up with a huge bill.