Submission to Quay News – Final Ten Images
These were my final ten images submitted to Quay News for the Hidden Salford Brief…
The Images were accompanied with the following outline of my response to the brief..
We are working through all the projects but we are working backwards from any that are time sensitive.
As most of the journalists are off for Christmas, we are writing the supporting copy ourselves so it is literally one by one.
I can give you a call on Monday to discuss if you could send me your number?
Cassandra J Ward
Thanks for writing and apologies for the late reply, I’m at my folks over the Xmas and the internet there is sporadic (read – none existent) at best. I’ve also had the misfortune of my phone dying just before Christmas and until I can get a repair done once I’m back in Manchester, I’m phone-less. I’ve never thought myself as being reliant on mobile phones, but I’m actually missing having it – it’s my hub to the outside world!
Anyway, feel free to email me, although I may not pick up your message until Saturday when I’m back in Manchester.
Hope you had a great Christmas.
to Cassie, Cassandra, Rachael, Randles
I’m at the final stages of completion for the module containing the ‘Hidden Salford’ brief. I know we didn’t get to discuss a possible feature over Christmas, but if you could update me as to where things currently stand so I can add this information to my reflective blog ready for hand-in next week I’d be very grateful. Unfortunatley, I still don’t have my phone back from being repaired but please feel free to email me with any pertinent information you currently have.
Hope your had a great Christmas…and Happy New Year!
to Cassie, Cassandra, Rachael, Randles
Hi Cassie, Rachael.
Any update at all? Hand-in for the module is tomorrow and I would like if possible to add the current status of the brief to my final blog entry, ready for this purpose.
Cassie and I are putting together the Hidden Salford feature on Friday. We will be using a selection of your class’s photography, including your own, however, we will not get chance to write everybody’s feature individually – or put together the one feature before your hand in date.
Well it seems time has run out and my Artworks images won’t be used in a solo feature as was hoped, but at least they will feature as part of the wider ‘Hidden Salford’ feature. However…
We’d still be interested in doing an individual feature for this – (great images by the way!), it’s just we wouldn’t be able to get it done in time for your hand-in date – and as mentioned in my last email, we won’t get chance to do everyone’s individually. I agree, communication has been poor.
For a start, we were only told mid-November by your lecturer that we were going to have any involvement at all, which is far too late when we have a very demanding degree as well. We were not told of your hand-in date, nor were we informed your efforts would be published to a blog and by having your feature published, it would increase your grade. We were simply told by Les that it would up to us whether we use anything you do, as it would make good content for our site. Additionally, it’s completely the wrong way round. I’m no lecturer, but surely the module should have required you to take images for a story a journalist had done and not for you to find journalists? Or us, rather! And then your lecturer left and his email was disabled. We’ve been unable to get in touch.
This said, we are still determined for something to come out of this, hence why we are putting an image-led feature together.
So it seems my images will be used in a solo feature after but not in the time frame required for for this module. I am at least relieved at this outcome as it vinicates my choices made on this brief and also the people who have featured on it. Result!