Blogs

First steps in video

Oct
02

welcome video screengrabDuring Welcome Week, we sent our first year students out with Canon HV30 video cameras and radio microphones to interview each other as an ice-breaking exercise. Today, they used that footage as a demonstration of how to digitise footage from the camera, make a simple cut in Premiere Elements, compress the output file and upload the resulting clip of a minute or so to the centreforjournalism site.

Posted By Ian Reeves read more

What's going on?

Oct
02

We briefly discussed the ideas of Nassim Nicholas Taleb today in conference, and I started to wonder: who among the world leaders, both present and future, is in the best position to navigate these murky economic seas and get us all out in one piece?

Posted By johnsaunders read more

Liberty, Equality, Bankruptcy

Oct
02

Two contrasting stories from France this morning draw attention to the state of flux in our industry and its still robust ability to challenge official orthodoxy. 

Posted By TimLuckhurst read more

Courageous Cluj Secure a Famous Point

Oct
01

didier drogbaChelsea huffed and puffed but they couldn’t blow Cluj down as the little known Romanian side secured a famous point this evening by holding the Champions League runners-up to a 0-0 draw.

Posted By AlanMcGuinness read more

The Humanist delusion (as John Gray would say)

Oct
01

First of all, I have to say that I do not agree with John Gray's philosophy, but I think that, given some of the points raised in Jaak's blog (Why be a journalist? Is there any purpose to journalism? Does it ameliorate any of the global problems that it reports on?) it might be worth mentioning his book, Straw Dogs.

Posted By johnsaunders read more

Fear and Loathing in Journalism: a Savage Journey to the Public's Cross

Oct
01

As I'm sitting here, right about sunset, the blood-red light illuminating the walls of my room, I keep pondering over the reason of the brutality and treachery of man. For years now, we have been more and more flooded with news, do we like it or not, combined with the effect of the events themselves. Be it the growing-up-factor or just beginning to see the big picture, right outside the frames, of the news – from Putin's elections to prince Harry's clubbing – my idealistic approach to Journalism as a saviour has started to decrease. Reverse result of what was dreamed, ironically.

Posted By jaakpardi read more

Fact of the day

Oct
01

The combined personal wealth of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (a meagre $16bn each) is greater than the entire value of the US newspaper publishing sector ($20bn, according to Wall Street estimates). Well, so Valleywag reckons anyway.

Posted By Ian Reeves read more

Jose Bosingwa: The Solution to Chelsea's Right Back Problems?

Sep
30

A short look at Chelsea's problems at right-back, and whether Jose Bosingwa is the solution.

Posted By AlanMcGuinness read more

Hedonistic Hysteria

Sep
30

A look at the rave culture, its formation, impact and legacy musically and culturally today. 

 

WATCHING HEATHER SMALL trot around BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evoked memories of the former M People lead singer's dance talent of a different kind throughout the 1990s.

Posted By stuartwilson read more

Paying for the Future

Sep
30

How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the web fund future Bob Woodwards and Paul Foots? I believe Centres like ours must contribute to the search for economic models that can preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.  

Posted By TimLuckhurst read more

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs