How to Be An Activist Filmmaker: An Interview with Chris Rogy of Witness The use of video recording and live social networking in the last year of protests has left us with a very modern conundrum: Even as video becomes more important in protest, we still focus on the content we are gathering, and not how the tools we use shape content. With the rise of the citizen journalist, whatever is recorded becomes fact, and we take for granted that spontaneity equals a lack of craft or strategy. The camera becomes a second eye, but rarely do we think about how we control it or where we point it. This is what Witness, an international nonprofit organization founded in 1992, has set out to change with the recent release of a five-part video guide called How to Film Protests: A Video For Change Guide. It’s meant to be a training tool to spark the use of video as a critical protest tool, as opposed to simply a handy gadget that happens to record raw footage.
Spotlight: exposing a sex-abuse scandal, one story at a time Shortly after the Boston Globe began to break stories about sexual abuse by priests and the decades-long cover-up by the Catholic Church, in 2002, the newspaper’s editor, Marty Baron, received a letter. It was from a prominent Bostonian, complaining about the coverage by the newspaper and its Spotlight investigative team. He wrote that such a story would never have been pursued under previous editors of the Globe. The editors all had Irish Catholic names. “I was very upset over that letter and sent a stern letter in response,” says Baron, who is now executive editor of the Washington Post.
47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit In a recent “Open Mic” we asked you, “Which music-related sites do you visit regularly?” This article is a summary of the great suggestions given in the comments to that article. You can make the list even longer by commenting on this article. As you’re reading this article, Audiotuts+ needs no introduction. Several commenters mentioned Audiotuts+ - thanks for the support!
8 Takeaways from Moving Journalism from the Classroom to the Community UW-Madison senior Daniel Harrigan edits with a high-school student at the Simpson Street Free Press. Photo by Sue Robinson. The student looked vexed as she lingered outside my office door. “Come on in,” I said, smiling at her with what I hoped was my most welcoming you-can-talk-to-me-I-promise-not-to-judge expression. ‘Bertie’s Children’: what the 18-year-olds of Ireland think Born into the boom but plunged into an economic bust during their teenage years, Ireland’s 18-year-olds will be able to vote in a general election for the first time in the coming weeks. They do so against the backdrop of a recovering economy. They could be termed Bertie’s Children, born in 1997, the year the former taoiseach took office and the beginning of a 14-year period of Fianna Fáil-led governments. Until they were 10 they lived in a country of plenty. But after the devastating crash and the international bailout many families experienced financial stress and hardship.
practicing freedom workshop at the Teachers for Social Justice Conference Practicing Freedom provides workshops, curriculum design, coaching and training for trainers in Popular Education “We believe that we can build our collective power through participation in popular political education and organizing collective action” ~ Peoples Movement Assembly US Social Forum Food Sovereignty Declaration What is Popular Education? Popular education is education as a practice (or praxis) of freedom.
6 Podcasts You Need To Listen To — Brainwash. HeyFranHey, Dustin Ross, and Assanté remind us every Wednesday that no one wants "a musty brain." With all the injustices happening around the world, it is important that we have conversations surrounding mental health and wellness on a daily basis. The trio welcome their listeners in with open hearts and open minds sharing their personal life experiences and giving us insight on how we can improve our minds, bodies, and souls. It is evident that this group of friends care about its listeners and care about their well beings as they tackle issues about finances and success to skincare and communication.
A multimedia assignment checklist In 2012 a writing professor from CU Boulder and I co-hosted several teaching-with-multimedia workshops. Our audience was composed primarily of faculty from Colorado community colleges and our goal was to effectively walk attendees through the process of creating a working multimedia assignment. With any choices in how an assignment might be defined come cautions, opportunities, and considerations. To help our group see as many foreseeable variables as possible, we used a flowchart to give form to the process of creating a solid media-based assignment. Let's look at that presentation here, in checklist form. Tools Toolbar Tools Toolbar allows you to choose various tools for selection, volume adjustment, zooming and time-shifting of audio. Click on the toolbar image below to see this toolbar displayed in context of the default upper tooldock layout. There are two keyboard shortcuts that enable you to navigate through the various available tools: D This shortcut cycles forward selecting each tool in turn, returning to the Selection tool after the Multi tool A This shortcut cycles backward also selecting each tool in turn. Selection F1 Click to select a start point for audio playback, or click and drag to select a range of audio to play or edit.
Lesson: The Power of Images Sometimes a single photograph can have a far greater emotional impact than words alone could. This emotional potential makes photography a prime candidate for interpretation based on confirmation bias. As illustration, this lesson includes an interview with St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist David Carson in which he describes a photograph that was interpreted entirely differently by two groups of people. Edit Menu The Edit Menu provides standard edit commands (Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete) plus many other commands specific to editing audio or labels. There are many commands available from this menu so some commands are grouped into a cascading sub-menu (as denoted on this page by a table of commands). Mac OS X users: CTRL = COMMAND and ALT = OPTION.
Log In - New York Times Log In Don't have an account? Sign up here » Facebook Google or FAQ:Editing > Forward To: FAQ:Errors < Back to: FAQ:Opening and Saving Files |< Index of Frequently Asked Questions It's Not Working! Many menu items and other functions are disabled while playing, recording, or paused. 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism Are Trump and the Republican party trying to implement fascist policies in the United States? You have to understand how fascists behave to determine that. Here are some hints. If you don’t think they are flirting with Fascism which of these are they trying to implement? What are the distinguishing characteristics of a…