Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 30 2012

Stand-Up Journalism

The Frontline Club published its interesting freelancers survey about safety this week. We will get back to the subject of safety on the GRNLive blog soon, but this week I would like to address something we found quite striking before we even reached the main findings. One of the questions asked of the 171 freelancers …

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May 30 2012

Where are we all going?

Interesting observations about the future of journalism in Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves‘s Introduction to their series of articles The Business of Digital Journalism in Columbia Journalism Review. We found some of their comments hit a cord in our heart, as anybody familiar with GRNlive, or who has been following this blog, could …

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May 22 2012

Going Native

The word expat always makes the chip on my shoulder rattle a bit. That’s a pity because it is one of the favourite words amongst commissioning foreign news editors. The “expat” in question is not necessarily of the same nationality of the person using the term. More often than not in the news business it …

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May 16 2012

The New News

At an age where anybody can take pictures and videos and everybody, with the sole global exception of aisy mother, can upload and broadcast materials from their own living room (or indeed, bedroom), to anybody who cares to watch, the borders between journalists and sources tend to blur. This subject has been addressed here before, …

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May 10 2012

When the Camera is Too Candid

Live broadcast, by its nature, has its funny moments, whether in studio or out in the field. Equipment not working, mics that should be off suddenly coming to life, props collapsing, or wild animals breaking into the frame, and it is all hilarious, as long as it happens to another reporter or another broadcaster. All …

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