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Tag: HvA

The Port of Amsterdam

A short documentary by Tess Kanters, Ida Valso & Martina Powell

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Diving into a different world

Recap: Our visitors at the HvA

Pokoooook – Our trip into the Thanksgiving-World

A video-review of a Thanksgiving Potluck in Amsterdam. Grab your plates!

You won’t find it in numbers or in your mirror

Here comes the London feature!

This is the text I wrote besides producing the video you find underneath: Three journalists from leading newspapers (FT, Daily Mail, Independent) talk about their work as financial/economic journalists. Enjoy!

“So much is financial journalism at the moment”

Covering finance in times of crisis

Finally: We managed to upload our London-Amsterdam Feature Video. Enjoy!

“A cultural revolution!”

Here is our “News Item” assignment for the class “Visual Journalism”. We visited the opening night of Africa in the Picture Film Festival. Enjoy!

Our Blogazine is out now!

CLTR (pdf)

Check out our Blogazine “Cltr” my group and I did for the HvA!

Unfortunately, Issuu doesn’t separate the pages for some reason and it also doesn’t establish a link to YouTube. I recommend you to read the pdf. 🙂

A question of viewpoint – Examples of compelling photography

Since I started to think about our assignment for “Photojournalism” at the HvA, I stumbled over a few great websites. Some of them show amazing work of various photographers (look at the Website “A photo a day” or the work of Jan Banning, Cynthia Boll), some of them are used as platform/network for independent photographers (e.g. MediaStorm or Magnum) and some provide tips for amateur photographers (see Basic Photography)

Since I took a closer look at multimedia companies like Media Storm for my bachelor thesis, I always find it interesting how they manage to survive and even earn money. Photojournalism is in my view one of the most challenging occupations in the media business. Getting money for your pictures was not easy in the last decades – as our “Visual Journalism” teacher Robert Simon, who has worked as a photojournalist in New York, once pointed out in class. And it is not easy to earn money today.

That is why Media Storm is so interesting: Photojournalists bundle their strengths and use the platform as a publishing tool. They create together with other journalists new content: Pictures which couldn’t get published in the newspaper are used together with graphics, video and voices for a new journalistic piece. Moreover, Media Storm offers workshops where amateurs but also professional can master their skills.

Media Storm is not only highly acclaimed and inspiring project concerning its business model. What I find most compelling is also that the people working there have high ethical standards and a strong sense of what quality in journalism means. You can find more about that when you read several interviews with Brian Storm, founder and director of the company.

It pays off to take a look not only at the impressive work of Media Storm, but also at the business model behind. These people really proved to me that it is sometimes all about thinking out of the box…