Folio Finalisation

All feature articles, supporting articles and news articles should be finished this week. Next week we will do the advertisement and go through proof reading checks and final layout.

There is only one full week left to work on the portfolios so the media lab will be open all week for students to finalise their work.

Evalations of the media folio will be completed after submission.

Please note: There can be no extension on your folio as this is an externally assessed body of work.


Sample Exam

Here is a copy of the sample exam as distributed by the TQA. Note that there is a slight change in this years mock exam. The first question, which must be answered involves evaluating the process of creating a media product.

MED315112 Sample Paper

Holidays Coming to An End

As you know these holidays are quickly drawing to a close. Oh no, this means the folio is due in two weeks. That’s right guys – two weeks. So where should by be by how.


  • Feature Article Completed
  • Layout Completed
  • Images and Typography Completed
  • Front Cover and Name of Magazine Completed

What needs to be finished When we Return

  • Choose the Newspaper article you will use from earlier this year
  • Think about your A3 Advertisement – this will be completed in the first week

If you haven’t got to the stage mentioned above then please make a move on it as there is nothing worse than rushing through the portfolio as it shows!

Media Watch Fairfax Redundancies

This segment from Media Watch examines the recent redundancies and Fairfax and New Ltd. The show provides an overview of the problems now facing journalists competing in a digital medium.

For further videos on this topic you can click on this link.

Holidays Approach

The holidays at the end of the week means that you should all have given me a draft copy to read of your feature article. You should also be working on your support article (if you need one). When you return from holidays we need to look at creating an A3 advertisement to include in your portfolio.

It is really important that you don’t leave at the end of this term without showing me something! Other than that, enjoy your holidays.