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Welcome to Eye4Detail: reportage from fresh, innovative perspectives.

Our society consists of multiple viewpoints, which rarely make it into the headlines. The reportage of others’ views are clouded by politics and other inevitable biases. We want to pull that murky curtain aside to reveal something that we hope you will find refreshingly different. We therefore showcase the richness of journalism through a variety of unique, often overshadowed angles to create news coverage that makes you think.

The founder of Eye4detail has studied Creative Writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. They have worked in various office jobs and spent a year teaching English abroad. With an avid interest in exploring the psychology of humankind, they have experimented with how this can be reflected through the written word. More recently, they have finished writing a Brexit novel; other pieces of their fiction and journalism have been published in printed publications.

Being a Friend in the Fray

Christmas is coming and despite the recent figures around decreased sales, the shops are in the usual throes of December mayhem.
Eye4Detail has compiled a list of simple take-home messages from those who are often overlooked in the fray.
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Lost in Translation?

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m dozing in front of the fire, half-listening to the background murmur of the telly. It is playing my dad’s viewing of choice: a documentary on Colombia.

The programme cuts to the presenter interviewing Buenaventuran citizens, and I tune in properly.
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Ruling the World one Disembodied Voice at a Time

Any title that contains the words ‘future’ and ‘voice’ is enough to enthuse any journalist, and Nic Newman’s summary is well worth the read. As I logged into Wednesday’s webinar on this very topic, I reflected that, once again, I was at the disposal of a disembodied voice. Refreshingly, Newman’s engaging presentation style is far more palatable than the programmed voice of the home.
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The Accessible Voice: Dave Williams’ Aspirational Advice for Journalists

Perhaps it’s his Northern Twang or the way he speaks as if he’s really thought about what he’s going to say – in any case, journalist Dave Williams has one of those voices that radiates warmth. I first met Dave last year, when he came to interview me for his recent venture, Braillecast . It didn’t feel at all like being questioned by a journalist; we chatted away for a couple of hours, sipped our tea, and Dave made a great podcast out of it. That’s the mark of a true professional.
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Celebrating Zoë for being Zoë

Once journalists had got over the fun of sandwiching Zoë Ball’s name into amusing headlines, they homed in on a well-worn angle. There were few stories about how warm, engaging and otherwise talented media presenter Zoë Ball had been appointed as the next presenter of BBC Radio 2’s weekday breakfast slot; instead the headlines were full of exclamations that she is to be the first female presenter of the show. You can hear the big reveal here, with an emotional Zoë raring to get started. If it niggles that the current Breakfast Show host, Chris Evans, preceded the interview with Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, our sense of injustice increases with the discovery that she is to be paid less than Evans . Yet, this too makes for smug news, with Ball reported as being the BBC’s highest paid woman. Although Jane Martinson calls their inequality of pay an ‘outrage’, she acknowledges that we’re talking about vast amounts of money. It’s the enviable difference between £1.2m  and £1.6m, or does this difference run deeper?
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Why NaNoWriMo Makes Monkeys of Writers

The word NaNoWriMo is a big turn off when mentioned in an author’s cover letter, which should be a turn off for any writer who wants to take the business seriously. Besides, any author who does take it seriously isn’t going to limit their word splurging to a specific month; a writer’s work is never done, and work we do, all year round. It makes you wonder who the big writing challenge is aimed at. Does NaNoWriMo promote a true writing experience, or is it an exploitation of the impassioned hordes who have a novel they’ve always wanted to write?
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The Student Experience: A Whirlpool of Disconnection?

Over the past few years, students have rarely left the headlines. Alongside the comparisons and rankings of various universities, journalists have been keen to thrust the voices of students, academics and other members of staff into the public eye. The ripples may settle temporarily but the whirlpool remains, and the concerns of today’s students are coming through loud and clear.
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