By Sean Carson
13.59 – Finally, thanks to Mike Valente for coming in and sharing his thoughts and experiences on getting the perfect image.
13.57 – “Look for a different way to work and a different technique; set yourself aside from everybody else,” Valente’s advice to any aspiring photographer. Interested in all forms of photography and the equipment involved, Valente says he can’t go anywhere without having a camera on him.
13.55 – How to get a good picture on a miserable cloudy day? “Use the atmosphere” says Valente. “Try and keep the camera dry, but make it work for you. If it was bucketing it down we wouldn’t use a tracking shot as the spray would obliterate the cameras and the image. We’d modify it to a panning shot.”
13.52 – “At 300 dpi for a magazine, and by the time the printing has cocked it up for you, you can shoot at five megapixels” believes Valente.
By Sean Carson
13.59 – Is there any real news out there? David says you don’t have to find any real news anymore as the advent of reality TV has taken over in terms of a primary source of news. Instant fame will cause a lot of hurt, believes David.
13.54 – PR suits David down to the ground according to him. As a commander of information he is in his element being counsel to clients. Personal integrity in both journalism and PR is key. “Once you’ve lost your personal integrity,” says David, “you’re gone.”
13.52 – David on the Andy Coulson News of the World scandal – As an editor, David can’t believe a fellow editor would not know phone tapping was in action, especially with the rumoured remuneration of £100,000 to a private detective in The News of the World’s case. Anything more than £1000 would have to be signed off by “someone in deep carpet land. It would be impossible for anyone at News International to not know what was going on” says David.
13.48 – Privacy vs press freedom. Should injunctions and super-injunctions be allowed? A sensitive issue believes David, citing the fact that along with the obvious legal issues, the object of a story can take defensive measures and disclose information to rival publications.
16.37 – The innovative MXit application is preferred to both Facebook and Twitter in SA and allows any mobile phone to be turned into a smart phone with access to this new revolutionary social network coming at a negligible cost.
16.31 – iHub, Nairobi is a great hub of innovation and creativity within Africa for the development and creation of new forms of digital media.
16.30 – Is North Africa becoming the Asia of the continent in terms of restrictions on free-will? Maybe so but by contrast, the continent is experiencing huge growth in new media with respect to both online news content and social media.
Fred Mudhai on the digital future of Africa
16.20 – Alongside change, teamwork and communication are vitally important. Getting along with people from different backgrounds is half the battle. “Cross-discipline teams are vital” says Steve. New multimedia projects requiring a new combination of people with myriad skills held between them is the key to development in new media.
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13. 02 Quick introduction about Tim Lamb was made by Paul Jackson, from the Coventry University’s Business faculty, who described Lamb as an ‘‘excellent medium-fast bowler’’ and recalled one of Lamb’s games against Michael Holding.
13.06 Starting off as a successful cricket player, Tim Lamb commented how lucky he is to continue his professional cricket experience, as now he is the Director of CCPR. He joked that sometimes even his co-workers didn’t appreciate what he was doing, he recalls with a grin on his face about back in the days when he was still playing.
13.08 ‘’We’re about to change our name’’, commented Lamb about CCPR.
13.10 Lamb commented on some of his achievements, such as the setting up of the National Academy for Cricket, the forming of the women’s cricket team to give women an opportunity at cricket in England and signing up broadcasting contracts with Channel 4 and Sky, which contributed to the revenue.
09.35 Douglas Mccabe Enders analysis Number of consumption opportunities .Diversity of platforms.Way gets used and revenue streams.Digital main change.Tv consumption gone up in last few years.Newspaper circulation gone donw but now more accelerated esp after 2003.Google came on stream>Newspaper lovers increase love not vice versa
0940 Fewer newsagents Number likely to come down,Subscriptions one third of magazine sales,10% of newspaper sales.Younger people printed product once a day not relevant for their lifestyle.
09.45 Disaggregration in all areas.news more rapid change than newspapers.Myriad of different tactic used by papers,BBC news largest news player on line follwoed by Mail online.Ad revenue very volatile for press.TV 23% in 2999m23% today,
Callsified completly transformed in six or seven years .In 2008 crossover point.Newspaper size grown enormously