Sunday, April 30, 2006

Interactive news: long live news

So just why are we so bound in convention when it comes to embracing innovation? It's a comfort blanket. Charlie Brown's sleeping friend: we do because we know it worked. But as was said in fight club. "Jut leg go".

Here are a few things that have risen out of wise men and women in the media saying let it be so.

1. A presenter must sit behind a huge desk. In your home, it would invite comments of the inferior complex
2. Why do they happy talk on air?
3. Why are news outlets so limiting in their output: 70 perecent of accessible news on the day doesn;t get shown
4. Why can't we choose our own news as we do with content on Sky+?
5. Why do you have to go to an Ivy league or Oxbridge to stand as near hope as possible to get into the media?
6. Why is video news confined to designated news outlets only. Why can't, say, any organisation create its own news based on firm journalistic principles?

7. Ok I have some idea of (1) &(2). Social blogging may go some way to addressing the aforementioned.

And finally, why couldn't you present a news value show with film-style contextualisation and make the text interactive? You can. Got o the view to have a look.

What do you think about 1-7?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What's on your mind?

Training programme, marking work, final projects, dinner with company tomorrow, interview with programme maker, Unis changing servers, fresh News stories from Uni page, final project dissertations for masters students. . . oh it was my birthday. . Cake and that was it. . . Fixed a few things on . . now heading outside, So what's on your mind?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The power of dreams

I believe a division of labour has its place, but don't understand why we cant be a jack of many other trades and try and master them as well.

I believe that information and its governance should not be marked out by a set or class of people.

I beleive we all have the capacity to be good at something.

I believe in the bell curve and that there are few who are naturally gifted, the majority find that gift through the hard graft.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Nato vlog day 2

Why would anyone want to do this! In part it's the thrill, the rush, but it's also the mental process of understanding conflict reportage is nothing glamorous

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Yannis Photographer

Redux: Tribute to PhotoJournalist Yannis Kontos who attends ceremony for his award next month. A simplified production of Yanni's Amputee, Sierra Leone, with a score produced within 24 hours from award winning Gospel composer, Michael Donkor.

Amazing stuff. Let us know what you think?

Tornados don;t you hate em

This one weights a couple of hundred tons and has the capacity to pack a real punch. What d you think

trust no one

Trust everyone and no one - So who can you trust? Clip from interview with Director of UK's oldest think tank, Chatham House explaining intial media coverage over the 7/7 London bombings.

listen to what the director has to say on what do you thinK?