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It’s dawned on me that I may not be the only one with no prior experience video, but an interest in the medium. During my crash-course look at video journalism, I’ve encountered many sites with useful titbits- and others that … Continue reading
The other day I mentioned The VJ movement on a blog. The organisation’s website hosts some pretty impressive videos and brings together work from over 150 video journalists. It’s also based on some worthy objectives including a wish to improve … Continue reading
What makes good journalism? Is the sort of question that makes me cringe and try to escape the room. However, I’m intrigued about what makes a good piece of video journalism. Is it just the same old principles of good … Continue reading
Daniel Kahl, a television reporter in Japan, has posted a youtube video entitled ‘stop the hysteria’, with a message to the international media: It’s an example of how youtube seemingly still holds a distinct position from what many of us … Continue reading
The recent coverage of the devastation in Japan has exemplified the role citizen journalism can play – has it also highlighted weaknesses in the mainstream media? I’m thinking primarily of evening news reports, for example last night’s channel 4 news: The programme is … Continue reading
The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on Friday have been brought to life for news consumers all over the world – many of whom will have experienced neither – by the proliferation of video coverage surrounding the disaster. … Continue reading