The International community is coming together…

...on facebook. Inevitable. Like seeks like...and I like a number of pages that allow me to communicate with those with similar interests. They include everything from BEA/Broadcast Education Association to videojournalist (thanks Ruud Elmendorp) to Global VJs and then find a journalist...around the world (which I help administer) and others. I learn so much about … Continue reading The International community is coming together…

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Calling all (prospective) VJs in Egypt…

I kind of keep an eye on my blog stats and was surprised to see a sudden increase in hits from Egypt. ┬áConsidering the events there the past week, I kind of understand the desire by those caught up in the conflict to get the word out. ┬áSo consider this a primer - a quick … Continue reading Calling all (prospective) VJs in Egypt…

“Citizen Journalist” vs. “Videojournalist” vs. Eyewitness

Andy Dickinson has fresh insight into the Sadaam hanging video. As professionals, VJs observe and report on what goes on in the world from an objective viewpoint. But what happens when a citizen sees/records important events? Does that make them a videojournalist? In my experience, no - that makes them an eyewitness. The variable today … Continue reading “Citizen Journalist” vs. “Videojournalist” vs. Eyewitness