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.

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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. 

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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.  

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The 'elite' future of the newspaper

Sep
30

The endgame for the newspaper is in sight, says Philip Meyer, hack-turned-professional-doomsayer and author of The Vanishing Newspaper. That 2005 book is commonly quoted as predicting April 2043 as the date on which the last New York Times appears - although in fact his model suggests the industry would have capitulated long before that.

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Slideshow: how the newsroom was built

Sep
24

Watch a slideshow of the how the Centre for Journalism newsroom took shape.

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Centre for Journalism welcomes its first students

Sep
19

The Centre for Journalism today opened its doors to its first group of students. The 21 students will begin their BA Honours degree in journalism next week, but dropped in to the newsroom this morning to informally meet their teaching staff for the first time. 

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