One of the highlights in this year’s International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy is the launch of the Data Journalism handbook. Wish I could join but luckily, social media is there to make us take a peek…Read More
I haven’t been writing a lot lately because of the Online Journalism class I followed. The six-week online training is a project of the Radio Nederland Training Centre where I also took my Broadcast Journalism training in 2005. This training is quite intensive, we had to put up a blog to publish the assignments. Here’s mine: http://invertedpyramidandbeyond.wordpress.com. For my final project, you may view the video below. RNTC is coming up with very interesting courses on multimedia journalism in the next few months (I wish I was still eligible but I do live in The Netherlands...Read More
Multimedia Journalist DJ Clark led the International Multimedia Journalism master class during the Avond van de Buitenlandjournalistiek (Evening of Foreign Journalism) on November 29, 2011 at the Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The International Multimedia Journalism master class is one of the six master classes offered during the day.
Each master class was attended by about 20 journalists.
The evening was sold-out to 200 journalists.Read More
“New media disseminates information faster than a speeding daily.” There is much talk about journalism and new media either working for or against each other. Many professional journalists say that new media is merely a manner of delivering the message. This therefore, is not journalism. But some argue the fact that digital age has opened its doors to a new kind journalism, where non-professionals are welcome to collect, report, analyze and disseminate news and information. A name was even coined for these journalists — the citizen journalists. Indeed, technology has...Read More
“A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” I don’t write as much now as I did before. I would like to blame it on the fact that I don’t have a job where I should be writing regularly. When you’re a reporter, a writer or a columnist, it is your job to write. You have to produce a report, a write-up or a written opinion everyday. Some may call it forced inspiration, but when you stay in the media circle, you also have the required materials to be inspired to write. Admittedly, I don’t read as much news now as I did before too. We watch the morning...Read More
I’ve just found a new subject to research about: telecommuting. Or in simple words — working from home, working where you want to. Since I moved in the Netherlands, I have been looking for opportunities to work as a journalist, or as a writer, researcher, proofreader and editor. With the many facets of journalism — writing, researching and editing are my favorites. Call me obsessive-compulsive but it is actually a job for an OC. You can’t miss a period, a comma or an apostrophe. Whenever I analyze myself and why I like editing, there’s a part of me that usually...Read More
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. – Maya Angelou Language is the business of journalists. Without substantive knowledge of a language in which the journalist works with, any story can just be considered lost in space. That is the reason behind my religiously studying of the Dutch language. It may be ambitious to say, but I do look forward in practicing my profession here in Nederland — much as a writer and/or editor than a tv presentor. I guess I have a more...Read More
A journalist is always a journalist. Many are called but only a few are chosen. These are only some lines that a former professor in the university I studied in used to tell us journalism students. Sometimes you don’t really think about it. But there’s always a time in your life that it hits you and you realize how true it is. I thought that when I move to The Netherlands to be reunited with my fiance’, I wouldn’t want to be a journalist anymore. I know I would face the difficulties of the language barrier. And since language is the business of journalists, I was ready...Read More