EP91 - Rape on the Night Shift

December 8, 2016
Andrew Donohue, managing editor of Reveal, from The Centre for Investigative Reporting discusses one of the organisations collaborative multiplatform investigations ‘Rape on the Nightshift’. The project investigates the sexual abuse of immigrant females in America's janitorial industry, specifically, the vulnerability of these women to sexual harassment and rape. It also delves into the companies, which in many cases have failed to protect their workforce. As well as being a gripping investigation, it’s a multiplatform story, produced as a radio and video documentary, as well as a long-form text piece. The online landing page for the investigation has an elegant watch, read or listen option and whereas we often look at projects which incorporate a number of mediums to tell a single story - this is a single story which allows viewers to choose the way they prefer to consume the story. We discuss the approach that the reporting team took and audience engagement.

EP90 - My perfect equipment setup

November 22, 2016

In this special edition of the podcast DJ talks to Sharron about what he believe s is the perfect single operator multimedia equipment setup. For the podcast he speaks about the making of a short film http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/wildlife-solar-fence-chain-free-elephants-nepal/ and how he used this setup.








EP89 - Alexia Foundation Grants

November 15, 2016

This week DJ talks with Jim Dooley from the Alexia Foundation.

The Alexia Foundation will begin accepting applications for our Professional and Student Grants on Jan. 2, 2017.

The Alexia Foundation recognizes photographic bodies of work that may elevate understanding of the human condition, give light to what is not right and celebrate the best of humanity’s spirit.

Deadlines for submissions are:

Professional Grant – Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time

Student Grants – Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

The Professional Winner will receive a $20,000 grant to assist in the production of the proposed project.

The First Place Student Winner will received tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, NY. As the visual program at Newhouse has continued to grow, we found it better to offer a richer student experience in Syracuse instead of at the SU London program which was the traditional location.

The recipient of the First Place Student Grant may enroll in 9 to 12 credit hours of courses. It does not need to be part of a degree seeking sequence. We think of it as an opportunity to uniquely expand your story telling capabilities.

The First Place Student Winner will also receive a $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work and $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.

Up to four (4) Award of Excellence Winners will be named, at the judges' discretion. Award of Excellence winners will receive $1500 that may be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or they may choose to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop or a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

Award of Excellence Winners will also receive a $500 cash grant to help produce her or his proposed picture story or multimedia project.

More at http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants


EP88 - Depth of Field showcasing the best photojournalism from China

November 4, 2016

Shownotes & Reccomendations 

"Depth of Field" is a bilingual monthly column showcasing the best photojournalism from China. Sharron speaks with with Yan Cong and Charlotte Ming about the monthly curation, as well as their goals to promote local voices and help more Chinese photographers to publish in international media. Other talking points include visual representations of China, new ways of storytelling and the new generation of Chinese photojournalists in China's changing news industry. The curation is also available in Chinese, as part of the photo blog "Yuanjin" that Yan Cong and Ye Charlotte Ming co-write,

EP87 - Artificial intelligence editing video on the fly

October 23, 2016

Marc Lajoie is back on the multimedia week podcast to talk artificial intelligence, light weight drones (Kama v Mavic Pro) and iPhone reporter set ups. In the news DJ discusses VR video cameras and the latest from recent tech shows. Make sure to check out Marc's latest AI project at https://projects.asiaweekly.com/bhumika-can-speak-for-herself/


EP86 - In the jungle with Rajneesh Bhandari and Pratibha Tuladhar

October 10, 2016

In this week's episode DJ bumps into multimedia journalist Rajneesh Bhandari who joins him and Nepalese journalist Pratibha Tuladher to talk about the challenges of living and working in Nepal. The episode includes a very strange interruption.In the news there are new drones and cameras to talk about as well as plenty of other new gadgets out on the market.


EP85 - Benjamin Chesterton of Duckrabbit talks ‘mini-docs’

October 2, 2016
Benjamin Chesterton of Duckrabbit speaks to Sharron about short form documentary film. 'Mini-docs' are in demand from both the non-profit and the news sector and Benjamin tells us about his company's approach to filmmaking, clients and financing. Duckrabbit have also launched a new 2-day mini-documentary production workshop, there’s one happening in mid-November, Duckrabbit training come with rave reviews. 


EP84 - Asia News Network Video Producer Discussion

September 16, 2016

Back from a long summer break DJ sits down with Manzar Elahi, Glen John Labasug & June Wong all leading ,multimedia teams at their respective news organisations in Pakistan, the Philippines and Malaysia. In the news DJ tracks back to the start of the summer to highlight the big announcements including his take on the Canon 5D mk4.


EP83 - Yuyang Liu & Photography in China

August 28, 2016

Yuyang Liu is a Chinese freelance photographer contributing to domestic and international publications such as the New York Times, he’s also a Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent. Sharron speaks to Yuyang about what it’s like to freelance in China as well as the new wave of Chinese photographers, who now - thanks to the internet - have more channels to reach an international audience and market, and to tell stories from China from their perspective.

Eyes on China Instagram Feed: www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/world/…kevin-frayer.html
33 Asia-based photographers you should follow on Instagram - theinitium.com/article/20160821-…gramphotographer/
Quality English language multimedia journalism site - www.sixthtone.com/


EP82 - Interview with multimedia journalist Alice Carfrae

July 30, 2016

On this week’s show I speak with a freelance multimedia journalist who has an amazing talent for diversifying both in location and the content she produces - In the news the new Nebula 4100 is shipping and a zoom lens for the Inspire.

Show Notes

Alice's website http://www.alicecarfraemultimedia.com

MA International Multimedia Journalism scholarships  - http://www.immj-ma.org/2016/06/22/immj-scholarship-applications-open-for-2016-17/