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video by Dan Davies

Although i wasn’t able to go with my colleagues because i’m flat broke, the MA students went to London last week to visit the BBC newsroom and especially the UGC unit. Since i can’t tell you much about it, here are the videos Dan and Caroline made.

Apesar de não ter podido ir com os meus colegas porque estou assim nas lonas, os estudantes do MA foram a Londres a semana passada visitar a redacção da BBC em especial o departamento de UGC. Como não posso contar como foi, aqui ficam os videos que a Caroline e o Dan fizeram.

videos by Caroline Beavon

news:rewired – city university, london, 14/01/2010

Are you going? You should.
Are you going? You should.

This is one of those things i’ll try not to miss: Journalism.co.uk, the online journalism website par excellence, is turning 10, and they’re organizing a conference dedicated to what-you-know-what. So if you’re into the present and future of journalism, sign up, it’s on the 14th of January and it costs the fair amount of 80£. By the way, have i ever told you that my blog is on their list?

In Journalism.co.uk’s own words:

news:rewired, a one-day meet-up organised by Journalism.co.uk at City University, London will bring together leading multimedia journalists and digital news editors and look beyond our industry to data experts and e-commerce specialists, generating original ideas for ways of working and practical advice you can use straightaway.

news:rewired wants to help you do better journalism – whether that’s learning the basics of videojournalism or discovering new social media tools through which to tell your stories –  by providing speakers who are already changing how it’s done.

“It’s always been our goal to educate as well as observe at Journalism.co.uk, and news:rewired represents the culmination of our accumulated efforts in that direction over the past decade,” added Journalism.co.uk founder John Thompson.

Multimedia, mash-ups and making money – this is the news business rewired.

Full details are at www.newsrewired.com, but here’s the basic outline:

Who’s it for?

  • Journalists: staffers, freelancers, editors, newsroom executives, trainees and students from all sectors, as well as those looking to get back into the industry
  • Journalism trainers, tutors and teachers
  • Anyone in media, journalism and communications with an interest in where our industry is headed

When and where?

  • news:rewired will take place on 14 January 2010 at London’s City University from 10am – 5:15pm.

What’s going on?

  • Session 1: Multimedia

Choose from three groups: videojournalism; social media for journalists; a troubleshooting panel for all your online journalism needs.

  • Session 2: Collaboration

Take your pick from three discussions on forming partnerships, covering: user-generated content, data and local media.

  • Session 3: Making Money

No event for modern-day journalists would be worth attending without a discussion on making money. But there’ll be no wishful ‘blue sky thinking’ here, just a look at what’s worked, what hasn’t and where the opportunities are for online journalists.

How much will it cost?

news:rewired tickets are £80+ VAT and can be bought at this link.

For more information contact:

Laura Oliver (laura [at] journalism.co.uk) or Judith Townend (judith [at] journalism.co.uk) on +44 (0)1273 384290

And follow @newsrewired on Twitter

Changes part 1 | Mudanças parte 1

Some of you already knew about this, but i applied to the MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, a course created and headed by Paul Bradshaw.

I got a place there a few weeks ago, but i was depending on a bank loan that kept me from making any “official” statement about this sooner. It came through today, though there’s still some bureaucracy involved.

I asked for your support and you have been great joining the cause. Without you everything would be harder. So, thank you.

Anyway, i’m going. It’s going to be a huge change in my life and hopefully a stepping stone for my career. It’s going to be hard for different reasons, but it can’t be harder than what i’ve gone through in the last few years. And i expect it to be more fun.

But this is just part of it. There are more changes on the way. I’ll let you know soon.

Alguns de vocês já sabiam disto, mas candidatei-me ao Mestrado em Jornalismo Online da Birmingham City University,um curso criado e dirigido pelo Paul Bradshaw.

Consegui um lugar lá há já umas semanas, mas estava dependente de um empréstimo bancário que me impediu de fazer alguma declaração “oficial” mais cedo. Mas consegui-o hoje, apesar de haver ainda alguma papelada a tratar.

Eu pedi o vosso apoio e vocês foram impecáveis ao aderir à causa. Sem vocês seria tudo mais difícil, por isso, obrigado.

De qualquer forma, eu vou. Vai ser uma mudança enorme na minha vida e espero que seja um passo em frente na minha carreira. Vai ser difícil por várias razões, mas não será mais do que vivi nos últimos anos. E acredito que será mais divertido.

Mas isto é apenas parte, há mais mudanças a caminho. Em breve eu ponho-vos a par.