Following some group discussions on what kind of news report our video would cover, we came to the realisation that while the household tax and the water charge are covered in Irish news media throughout both physical tabloids and broadsheets, and through occasional news story on the television – there is very little or very few official news broadcasts or video reports covering the two stories and available to view online.
House hold tax
With few news media broadcasts on the water charge therefore, we would have little to refer to, or sample video clips for our own video. Therefore we decided to incorporate news elements of both the household tax and the water charge, as they are very often referred to together in a report, while also providing us with sufficient online content to relate to. As can be seen in the following research links, we gathered information on both topics:
Graph on intentions to pay household tax before March deadline – cedarlounge.files.wordpress.com
Household charge paid by 805,000 before deadline – irishexaminer.com
One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – irishtimes.com
One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – independent.ie
790,000 registered for Household Charge – rte.ie
Links and tabs to RTE News broadcasts covering the two stories may also be seen here. Some footage from these broadcasts has been selected under (fair use) for use in our own news video – obtained by capturing the video from the screen and brought into the video edit.
Just over 3,000 pay household tax in Louth – argus.com