#IgniteMedia is an independent news bureau that was created, designed and is currently updated by student journalists from the University of North Florida. #IgniteMedia will appear across a variety of platforms ranging from print-ready stories appearing on this website to photos, images and short bursts that will appear on social media platforms. All the content will focus on events and issues concerning the One Spark festival that will take part in Jacksonville, Fla., from April 9 through April 13. The content is offered not only for public consumption but also to any news media outlet that may want to publish our content. #IgniteMedia asks that any news outlet utilizing our content give the reporters appropriate bylines. Reporters may be identified as #IgniteMedia reporters or University of North Florida student reporters.
#IgniteMedia’s student reporters and editors are each equipped with skills that we intend to take full advantage of to keep our news media partners and readers in the know concerning One Spark. The bureau’s student-run staff is complete with writing wizards, social media gurus and information-thirsty reporters to bring you the top news regarding One Spark. You can meet us on the menu tab “#TheTeam.” Our reporters will be putting together stories about events at One Spark, the creators themselves, venue information, explanatory shorts, in-depth reports and social media content. You’ll find these under the menu tab “#Stories.”
Follow us on on this webpage, ignitemediajax.com, where we have also placed links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to take full advantage of all we have to offer. We’ve also posted “person-on-the-street” interviews under the menu item “#StreetViews” where you’ll get an idea of what people in Jacksonville are thinking about One Spark. You can also follow us separately on each of our social media accounts where you’ll get the most up-to-date information available on the festival.
An entirely unique aspect of our coverage is that we intend to be as transparent as possible in our reporting. To that end, we will place entire interviews on this website via video and/or audio that will document how we collected information for our stories. These interviews are located on the menu tab “#BehindTheScenes.” We have also placed a copy of our bureau’s Code of Ethics on the menu tab “#Guidelines.”
We invite readers to correspond with us either by posting comments on any of our social media pages or by contacting us via email. The email contact form is located on the menu tab “#ContactUs.” We do, however, reserve the right to moderate comments. Our moderation policy is spelled out on the “#ContactUs” page.
Finally, we do not work for One Spark. Our words are completely our own.