new VJ book review

"It’s an excellent overview and, as digital video makers come to appreciate the value of well recorded sound and images and well edited content, I think its value to a…

Roehampton Uni Symposium

Interesting meeting today with around 50 lecturers from the Media Culture and Language Department who were re-examining their advice to students about careers. 4 of us from the Media industry…

Gave a talk about Videojournalism this week to the students at the Metropolitan University,London. they're doing BA Hons in Journalism and Fashion Marketing and Journalism. We talked about the need…

Dangers of working as a VJ reporting conflicts

From my Videojournalism book: chapter 2 on Pioneer VJs https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XNN7N57/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490003585&sr=1-1&keywords=videojournalism Being a VJ in the field reporting in conflict zones- "you have to question why you're doing it and nothing compares…
Early citizen journalists

Early citizen journalists

The first widespread use of the Hi-8 camera in features as opposed to news came in 1993 with the BBC programme called Video Nation. It showed “video diaries” shot by…

Helping local school for BBC School Report

St Philip Howard School in Barnham Sussex prepared for another year of joining the BBC School Report Day. It meant putting together a radio programme and they were good at…

Details of my new VJ book

Out on Amazon now for just £7.99. My book is an updated version of the first edition. The only book to detail the birth of videojournalism, the social and political…