Monthly Archives: March 2011

Broadcasting watchdog to oversee newspapers’ online videos

This is a few days old, but it could shake things up: the body that regulates video on demand intends to start monitoring the online video output of several UK newspapers and magazines, including Sun Video, News of the World … Continue reading

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Digital segregation: why do publishers not integrate video?

Originally I was going to call this post ‘Digital Apartheid’, but upon reflection, that’s probably a little strongly phrased. It would have made the point though. There seems to be an odd trend I’ve noticed lately whereby website publishers deliberately … Continue reading

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First look at Virgin Galactic – a work in progress

  The BBC’s Richard Scott has shown us around the Virgin Galactic spaceship, the first journalist to be allowed inside. It is very obviously not finished yet – but it would appear that £125,000 (we assume for a return ticket) may not … Continue reading

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VJ Virgin – this is stressful stuff

I write having just shot my first footage on a flip camera, uploaded the three videos to youtube and then tweeted them to people – I am so proud! However, I am also fairly exhausted. Whilst I appreciate that this is … Continue reading

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Video from RTS meeting about Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Just been to the meeting at the Royal Television Society hosted by Firecracker Productions – makers of the series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. Very lively debate, particularly as there were a number of gypsies and travellers in the audience who … Continue reading

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VJ training at the BBC

The BBC’s excellent College of Journalism website has a series of posts on the evolving state of journalism in the UK,  many of which go into detail about the many different media with which aspiring journos are expected to be … Continue reading

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What do you think of online video journalism?

There’s a lot of talk about online journalism as a growing phenomenon- but who is actually using videos to source news? We spoke to fellow bloggers and the public to find out: Jake from Wikileaks and beyond said online video journalism … Continue reading

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