Visual Journalism Bootcamp
May 27th & 28th, 2010
On May 27th and 28th, 2010 the Langley Center for New Media produced the Visual Journalism Bootcamp: Creating a Future for Sustainable Visual Journalism event. For two days, thought leaders and practitioners representing the fields of visual journalism, social media & social networking, Hollywood storytelling, marketing, citizen journalism, cloud computing and more converged to explore the emerging new value chain for sustainable visual journalism.
Click on the names below to jump to videos of individual presenters. (NOTE: Brian Storm, of MediaStorm, was the keynote speaker and leader of the Day 2 workshop. However, we weren’t able to tape his presentations).
Tony Deifell, Q Media Labs
Leif Utne, Zanby
Russell Sparkman, Fusionspark Media / Langley Center for New Media
Hanson Hosein, Dir., Master of Communication in Digital Media, Univ. of WA
Brent Friedman, Electric Farm Entertainment
John Gauntt, Cloud computing analyst, Media-Dojo
Paige West, Studio Director, MSNBC.com
Dan Lamont, Dan Lamont Photography
Tony Deifell, of Q Media Labs, draws upon a report he authored titled “The Big Thaw: Charting a New Course for Journalism” to describe how the competitive landscape of journalism is changing, including how value is created, what capabilities are needed to succeed, and more.
Leif Utne of Zanby.com talks about crowd sourcing citizen journalism and how its done by their partner, the Uptake. Leif is speaking to the Langley Center for New Media’s Visual Journalism Bootcamp co-sponsored by Whidbey Telcom and Fusionspark Media.
Russell Sparkman discussed Content Marketing in the context of what it means to journalists. With the news industry in turmoil, where are the opportunities for journalists to earn income applying their craft. According to Sparkman, it’s non-traditional outlets, including for-profit, non-profit and government entities.
The University of Washington’s Hanson Hosein explains how we are all a “media corporation,” that we are all involved in content creation and distribution and discusses, in that context, the role of the professional journalist.
How do you build a story that tells one part on one platform, say TV, another part, say the backstory as a web site, and still other parts on other platforms such as mobile phones? Brent Friedman of Electric Farm Entertainment shares his innovative world, that he calls “Transmedia” and how they built a world with multiple story lines.
What does Cloud Computing mean for journalists, today? John Gauntt of Media Dojo provides a fascinating look into the cloud to give us that answer.
Do you call yourself a writer? How about a photographer? Whatever your storytelling specialty, the Director of MSNBC’s Interactive Studio, Paige West, says, don’t limit yourself, match the tools to the story. In her presentation to the Langley Center for New Media, she also presents the case that sometimes an effective way to present a story is through graphics, even graphics driven by data, especially if the viewer can customize the information to fit his or her own interests.
So you want to be a photographer or videographer and make a living supplying content for broadcast and the web? Before you quit your day job, plunk that $8K down for the state-of-the-art camera, or quit job, listen to what real-world professional photographer Dan Lamont has to say. Hint: it’s about cows, lemmings, collaboration, pay and other real-world “stuff” that you have to know if you want to make a living capturing images.