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Archive for February, 2007

Video Shooting Advice: Cindy Green’s Hand Trick

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

When looking at Al Tompkins’ Poynter Online story on open news meetings, I came to the end and found his little piece on multi-media shooting and production tips that people send him. The hand trick for video lighting is great. That and the other tips are provided by Cindy Green at her blog VideoJournalism.

Broadcasting, Cable’s Grim 2006 Job Tally

Monday, February 26th, 2007

This from Broadcasting & Cable’s online site:
Last year, almost 18,000 media employees lost their jobs—the biggest group of layoffs since the dotcom bubble burst in 2001.
Some of the world’s biggest “old-media” companies–including MTV Networks (MTVN), NBC Universal, Disney and Discovery Communications–are axing staffers in handfuls and hundreds. In one of the biggest reductions, Time Warner’s [...]

Motion Box: Anyone Can Pinpoint a Video Segment

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

J. D. Lasica with a little help from Dan Gillmor does a video interview with Doc Searls about blogging. When he posts it, he provides several site options to watch the video. One is Motion Box below. It is not perfect, in fact, the voice and video are out of sync. Nonetheless, it provides [...]

Black Family Channel Wants Citizen Journalism

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

As part of the Black Family Channel cable TV programming, Amani Channel wants people to start sending him videos that tell the stories of Black community life. Here is his video:

And here is his website.

Josh Wolfe, A Pandora’s Box for Courts, Media

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Charles Cooper at CNet asks where the outcry is as:
…a San Francisco video blogger named Josh Wolf remains in the Federal Detention Center in Dublin, Calif., where he continues to set new records as this country’s longest-serving journalist behind bars.
Cooper adds:
Civil liberties-minded folks are upset about the press freedom issues raised by Wolf’s imprisonment. [...]