EP97 - Matt Cassel The Journey

March 11, 2017

Matthew Cassel, a filmmaker and multimedia journalist based in the Mediterranean region, discusses his six-part short form documentary series, “The Journey,” commissioned by Field of Vision and the New Yorker, which follows a Syrian family separated by war as they try to reunite in Europe. 


GUEST - @matthewcassel / http://matthewcassel.com/

THE JOURNEY - https://fieldofvision.org/the-journey / http://www.newyorker.com/topics/the-journey-from-syria-documentary

The University of Bolton’s, Beijing based, International Multimedia Journalism Programme kindly sponsors this podcast. See more at www.immj-ma.org


EP96 - World Press Photo Short Form Digital Story Telling Contest

February 16, 2017

Podcast hosts Sharron Lovell and D J Clark discuss the winning productions from the Wolrd Press Photo Short FormDigital Story telling contest.


EP95 - Photojournalism at the University of South Wales

January 31, 2017
Andy Pearsall, course leader for the BA in Photojournalism at the University of South Wales, discusses teaching photography and visual journalism in today's new and ever changing digital climate. 
Andrew Pearsall - course leader for Ba (Hons) in Photojournalism at the University of South Wales - @andypearsall 
www.shorthand.com, is one of the excellent no-coding “scrollytelling” platforms available. We mentioned www.aberfan.walesonline.co.uk - Edited by Steffan Rhys and Adam Walker
https://shorthand.com/the-craft - Is a wonderful blog for discussions and practical tips on creating engaging multimedia stories
What Democracy Looks Like: A Portrait Of Inauguration Weekend - www.vimeo.com/200739836
Dysturb - www.dysturb.com
Indefinite, a VR film about UK’s immigration detention system. Available on the NYT VR app or https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/opinion/indefinite-immigrant-detention-opdocs-vr.html
The Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center booklet on mobile journalism - www.training.aljazeera.net/en/news/2017/01/170124094145517.html
Welcome to our Jungle - Participatory photography project facilitated by Becky Mathews and Claire Strutters both of whom teach on the Photojournalism BA at the University of South Wales
The Eye - International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth - www.theeyefestival.co.uk/
Ba (Hons) in Photojournalism at the University of South Wales:
See some Ba Photojournalism at the University of South Wales student work at:
  • Ben Blyth homeless video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYA2oE5yj_U&t=7s
  • Aimee Herd & Cath Lothian trying out Facebook videos - https://www.facebook.com/herdingcats1
  • Emily Keohane short documentary film - https://youtu.be/RKV8PHwJK4E
  • Rebecca Saunders - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/farming/beautiful-pictures-tell-story-wales-12430016
  • Craig Redmond - https://craigredmond.exposure.co/speaking-of-nature
  • Stephen Meredith - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/what-its-like-your-drink-12035772
  • Sam Padget - https://vimeo.com/148263883

EP94 - New Year roundup

January 19, 2017

In this first episode of 2017 all four podders, Sharron, Sean, Yan and DJ come together to discuss developments from the previous year and what to expect in 2017. In the news there are a few developments from CES and a quick look at what is on DJ's shopping list.


EP93 - Eefje Ludwig from the Photographic Museum of Humanity

December 31, 2016

Eefje Ludwig from the Photographic Museum of Humanity speaks about the PHM Grant 2017 and other projects the PH Museum is taking on. Find out more about the PH Museum and the grants at phmuseum.com.


EP92 - Photo and Journalism Collectives

December 23, 2016

Earlier this month, Yan sat down with Vietnamese photographer Dat Vu and Cambodia-based Italian photographer Thomas Cristofoletti and chatted about photo and journalism collectives. Thomas is a co-founder of Ruom, a journalism collective focusing on social issues and stories. Dat is part of Matca, a newly-founded photo platform for Vietnamese photographers. It’s always important for photographers to have a community to share on-going work, to exchange ideas and to initiate collaborations. Dat and Thomas talk about the opportunities and challenges their collectives face.

Dat’s recommendation:

Thomas’s recommendation:

Yan’s recommendation:


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,