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My SXSWi: video journalism

19 March 2009 3 Comments

I certainly enjoyed my trip to Austen’s South By Southwest Interactive festival where thousands of social media and Web 2.0 enthusiasts gathered for five days to share ideas and information.  Oh and have fun. And, we mere mortals get to brush shoulders with some of the industry’s biggest names.

I’ve written a long column on the British Digital Mission that will run in next week’s Isle of Man Examiner, but here I wanted to highlight one of the sessions I attended.

It was a lecture on video journalism given by David Dunkley Gyimah, a pioneer vj, former BBC and C4 journalist and a lecturer at Westminister University and editor of viewmagazine.tv.

He took us through a history of video journalism and explained the art of storytelling.  When asked about the credibility of reporting by citizen journalists, David admitted there are issues. But, he said, that journalism is in a state of flux.  “It will sort itself out over time,” he said.


David presenting at SXSW on IM Videojournalism from david dunkley gyimah on Vimeo.

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  • Paul Wiggins said:

    A smart presentaion that hasmy brain cells working,
    Thank you

  • sherrilynne (author) said:

    Funny you should comment Paul. Part of the presentation which is not covered in the video was David’s discussion of how print media, especially newspapers, have jumped on the video journalism bandwagon, giving their journos training in multi-media reporting for their web properties. Is this something that you guys are into?

  • My SXSWi: British Digital Mission | Strive Notes said:

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