Multimedia Week
Ep113 - The Image Junkies Podcast

Ep113 - The Image Junkies Podcast

January 20, 2018

In this week’s podcast we talk with BBC VJ Christian Parkinson about his new Image Junkies podcast, the latest version of his book Camera Confidential, his current work and workflow plus a short discussion on Matt Allard’s recommendations in the previous podcast.


You will find the Image Junkies website at


A link to Camera Confidential book -


Here are some recent films by Christian:


A rare example of me working with a reporter - looking for grace Mugabe -


Making a living from e-sports -


Zimbabweans share hopes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa -

EP112 - Matthew Allard ACS

EP112 - Matthew Allard ACS

December 29, 2017

ACS Accredited Freelance DP and Filmmaker Matthew Allard talks to DJ this week about his career as a cameraman, DP and filmaker as well as offering tips for up and coming video journalists. They also discuss some technical tips and a little insight into

You can find Matthew's work at, newsshooter at In the podcast DJ talks about a film about ice hockey in India which Matthew filmed. You can watch that at

EP111 - Matteo Moretti & Data Journalism

EP111 - Matteo Moretti & Data Journalism

December 20, 2017

This episode we discuss data journalism with Matteo Moratti, an Italian designer skilled in web, motion and data visualization. He teaches “Web and interactive graphics” at the  Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - and researches methodologies and practices of Visual Journalism. Matteo’s projects have been awarded in the Data Journalism Award 2015 and the European Design Award. Finally, he was a Jury member of the World Press Photo's Digital Storytelling contest in 2017 and is going to be on the jury again in 2018. 


Projects designed and led by Matteo @teo_moretti

Matteo’s academic papers and reflections on his own projects as a designer and researcher 
Projects & recommendations discussed on the show
BBC podcast More Or Less: Behind the Stats
Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines
Spurious Correlations; A project looking at data and correlations and showing that correlation does not always equate causation.
If your looking for some starter information and tools, you might find our #immjma classmates useful -
EP110 - James Whitlow Delano & Everyday Climate Change

EP110 - James Whitlow Delano & Everyday Climate Change

December 7, 2017

Photographer James Whitlow Delano talks about his work spanning over two deacdes covering environmental and social issues in Asia.

He discusses the popular Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed and the importance of social media in raising awareness of global issues.

James Whitlow Delano's Website -

James Whitlow Delano on Instagram -

Everyday Climate Change on Instagram -

EP109 - Documenting the migration & refugee crisis, a discussion with Daniel Castro Garcia

EP109 - Documenting the migration & refugee crisis, a discussion with Daniel Castro Garcia

November 23, 2017

Photographer Daniel Castro Garcia talks about his work on the project about the migration and refugee crisis in Europe. He's the recipient of this year's Eugene Smith Grant. 

Apologies for the noise in the background. Daniel has made great efforts to find good Wi-Fi connections for this Skype interview. The best we could do was to do the interview in a cafe near his house.



Daniel Castro Garcia's website:

John Radcliffe Studio:

Follow Daniel on Instagram @foreignerdigital

If you'd like to purchase a copy of "Foreigners: Collected Writings 2017," go to

EP108 - On the bridge

EP108 - On the bridge

November 18, 2017

In this week's episode DJ is in conversation with Timo Chu from 360 Asia while on an assignment on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. It is the world’s longest bridge-cum-tunnel with dual three-lane carriageway and DJ and Timo spent a day together shooting for a project. In the news we talk Spark V MavicPro plus a few annoucements.

Find 360 Asia at

EP107 - On the Ground, reporting from all corners of the US

EP107 - On the Ground, reporting from all corners of the US

November 4, 2017


Kathleen McLaughlin discusses a new reporting project - On the Ground; reporting from all corners of America - a series created in partnership with the Guardian US and The Economic Hardship Reporting Project. It serves to address the lack of rural voices and perspectives in America's mainstream media.


  • The "On the Ground” series -
  • The Guardian’s overview of the "On the Ground” series: How we're working with reporters from around America to cover class and inequality -
  • The Economic Hardship Reporting Project website, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting reporting on American financial struggle
  • The UK is also making moves to support regional news - BBC opens applications for regional titles to take in reporters as part of the Local News Partnership -
  • Kathleen McLaughlin @kemc
  • A superb read by Kathleen: The big journalism void: ‘The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic’
  • Also by Kathleen: America’s local newspapers might be broke - but they’re more vital than ever -
Episode 106 - Graduates - past and present

Episode 106 - Graduates - past and present

October 10, 2017

In this episode, Christine Schindler catches up with Gemma Thorpe and Nathan Gibson. Gemma is a graduate from the MA in Photojournalism at Dalian, and Nathan, a new graduate from Beijing's IMMJ just this year. Previously they worked in a collective together in Sheffield, UK, and now they are pursuing their own projects here in China, Gemma on football fans, and Nathan who has just completed his final MA project on an ethnic group in the far reaches of Northeast China.

EP105 - A New Start

EP105 - A New Start

September 27, 2017

In this episode DJ talks with MA graduate and Multimedia journalist Christine Schindler about the new MA in Hangzhou, the students they have attracted and what they can hope to get out of the next two years. In the news IBC has finished and there are a few new productucts that have come to light including a new everything in one mini documentary camera.

EP104 - Ripping up the rule book

EP104 - Ripping up the rule book

September 6, 2017

DJ goes solo again discussing the process of ripping up the rule book and rebranding of his VLOG, Drone and Phone. The show can be found on Youtube at In the news DJ discusses the updated Mavic Pro, a new POV camera from Sony and a major upgrade to the excelled Ricoh Theta 360 camera.