Saturday, 30 November 2013
What mobile journalists should have on their holiday shopping lists
Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Know your rights: Journalists don't need permission to live-tweet from council meetings
iVision for Android
I-vision is the official VISION GROUP Citizen Journalism App for Local and International audiences.http://www.appszoom.com/android_applications/multimedia/ivision_ilbpq.html
Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists
5 Tips For Reporters Entering The Digital Journalism World
Sharing quality content with their audience, engaging with readers below the line and building their brand, these are just some of the tips for new journalists shared at a journalism event today.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/5-tips-for-new-journalists-in-digital-journalism-world/s2/a555239/
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on journalists safety
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
4 Examples Of Innovative Online Newsgathering
You may be accustomed to using RSS feeds, Twitter, Google Alerts and other tools for newsgathering. Here are four reporting techniques you may not have thought of.
How the Urban Poor Tell Their Story
The urban poor are often stereotyped, viewed merely as a problem to be solved -- or ignored. Initiatives across the Global South are thus exploring ways of telling the story of poverty in an inclusive and realistic way, with examples that include a monthly newspaper for sex workers in Mumbai, graffiti art in Cairo and a manifesto for the poor in Dhaka. Read on to see more transformative narrative approaches from Cairo, Dhaka, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, Jakarta, and Mexico City -- then join the conversation on .
Innovators enlist citizen journalists to combat India's rape crisis
Friday, 22 November 2013
Work the problem: Survival tips and resources for the narrative video journalist
Editor's note: Our Work the Problem series has covered story regret, with Esquire's ; self-editing, with Pulitzer winner ; and prospecting for narrative, withStorycraft author . Today's question:"What survival tips can you offer a reporter who is in charge of capturing a narrative in video, print and photography? Some days I fall into at least one medium." Today's guru isNew York Times video journalist who writes Viewfinder, an occasionalStoryboard column on video journalism:
Podcast: Telling your own story – personal branding advice for journalists
For many journalists, and freelancers in particular, creating a personal brand can help you stand out from the crowd. Achieving this is not always easy or straightforward so, as well as gathering these five tips for personal branding, we went into detail on the subject with some experienced and successful journalists.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
In Syria, 30 journalists are missing
Thirty journalists — half of them foreign reporters, half of them Syrian — have been kidnapped or gone missing in Syria, theAssociated Press reported this week. The number is unprecedented. Syria today is the scene of the single largest wave of kidnappings in modern journalism, more than in Iraq during the 2000s or Lebanon during the 1980s. A combination of criminality, jihadism and chaos is bringing on-the-ground coverage of the war to a halt.
7 Golden Photojournalism Rules by a Reuters Chief Photographer
Exposing the Invisible: Video Profiles of Info-Activists
A new multimedia project called Exposing the Invisible tells the stories of activists, hackers and journalists who work "at the new frontiers of investigation." Through short films and text, the digital project by Tactical Technology Collective explores the missions of these experts and the tools they use to carry out their exposés.
Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein
Media workers 'targeted' in Syria's north
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Rethinking the Value of the Short Film: an Open Letter to Vimeo by Robin Schmidt
"Do short films have monetary value?" Filmmaker Robin Schmidt, who after many short films and music videos recently completed his first feature film, digs in and offers some intriguing observations in the guest post below, as well as his idea for a solution with the help of Vimeo. After reading the post, we'd also like to know what you think. Do short films have monetary value? If so, what solutions can you come up with that will allow filmmakers to monetize their shorts?
London Feminist Film Festival: 24-30 November in Hackney
Considering Ethics for Anyone Who Commits Acts of Journalism
The rise of Brown Moses: How an unemployed British man became a poster boy for citizen journalism
We've written many times about how social media and what Om likes to call the "democratization of distribution" have changed the way that journalism works in a digital age, and how various media players — from The Guardian to NPR's Andy Carvin — have made the practice of "open journalism" one of their guiding principles. But there is probably no better example of this new form of journalism at work than Brown Moses, an otherwise unremarkable British man who has become the go-to source for information about weapons in Syria.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Citizen journalism today
On show this week: the future of mobile filmmaking
Can citizen journalism end the silence on Direct Action? Errol Brandt @e2mq173 reports
Syria's Silent, Chilling Epidemic of Journalist Kidnappings
Thirty journalists—half of them foreign reporters, half of them Syrian—have been kidnapped or gone missing in Syria, theAssociated Press reported this week. The number is unprecedented. Syria today is the scene of the single largest wave of kidnappings in modern journalism, more than in Iraq during the 2000s or Lebanon during the 1980s. A combination of criminality, jihadism and chaos is bringing on-the-ground coverage of the war to a halt.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Tip: Watch WSJ video on impact of mobile on journalism
For those trying to get to grips with how best to reach mobile audiences with their content,this short video from the Wall Street Journal (embedded below) is well worth a watch, not only to soak up some of the advice of those within digital-native outlets such as BuzzFeed, Mashable and Circa (and those with more traditional roots, like the WSJ), but also as a useful reminder about the different ways digital content is discovered, and the resulting demand for new approaches.
Create Your Own Virtual Newspaper with the App Follow My News
Follow My News is a social networking and news application where the news is generated by you. Create your own news posts, add your own photos, the possibilities are all yours. Enjoy the ability to create and follow your own newsstand of different newspapers created by people all over the world. With Follow My News make your news completely yours and completely social.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Get Your Kit On: Some Low Budget Options for Filmmakers
Earlier this year I set out on a rather mad adventure to make a feature documentary about an audacious and provocative protest against the world's flagrant attempts to sexualise and commodify childhood. The film follows award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 9-year-old niece Taylor, who decided to take on the global tween machine at its own game by inventingCatherine Bennett, a dinosaur-loving, bike-riding, tuna-pasta-eating pop star (yes, really). They vowed to make her world famous to prove that an alternative was possible, and I vowed to document their journey.
14 Inspiring 1-Minute Films About the Environment
So Twitter is ruining journalism? Really?
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Making a Documentary
Regional Bloggers Targeted for "Extremism" by Russian Police
Designing a mobile-first newsroom
The Multimedia Education Center is a mobile-first newsroom designed for mobile-first journalism. Everything within the lab is mobile, with walls on wheels and furniture that can be easily moved.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/designing-a-mobile-first-newsroom/s2/a554706/
Why journalists must use social media to promote their work
Thursday, 7 November 2013
How the Syrian War Subreddit Scoops Mainstream Media
Study: 96% of UK journalists use social media each day
Almost all of the UK journalists who responded to a study into social media and journalism have said they use such platforms every day.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/study-96-of-uk-journalists-use-social-media-each-day/s2/a554687/
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Three young journalists shortlisted for the UK Foreign Press Association Awards
Journalism in Syria, impossible job?
Syria is now the world's most dangerous country for journalists. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, more than 110 news providers have been killed in the course of their work in Syria since March 2011 and more than 60 are currently detained, held hostage or missing.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Differentiating a Blogger from a Journalist
Blogging has become one of the most popular online activities in recent years. Just about everyone has learned how to establish a blog, from housewives to professional SEO company owners to Internet marketers. And one of the debates that have arisen from the activity's popularity concerns the similarities and differences between a blogger and a journalist. Some people say they are irked by bloggers trying to pass themselves off as journalists. Some people say it's no big deal and still others just can't see the difference between the two. So, what is the real score? How do you distinguish a blogger from a journalist and vice versa?
Why is the media so quiet on protecting journalists and other civilians in warzones?
The news coming out of the ongoing conflict in Syria is tragic and, for many, too horrible to look at for long. While the reportage is appreciated, one can't help but wonder whether it would be different if foreign correspondent Marie Colvin and the other 32 journalists killed there in 2012 were still alive and reporting on it.