I feel like we haven’t really explored the positive and negative points of a multimedia future yet… the role of the journalism may be changing but I haven’t found anyone explicitly embracing the ‘new’ journalism as much as David Dunkley Gyimah- the link above will take you to his ‘Videojournalist Manifesto’. He uses similar language to us, but as we question whether it is even possible to bring all these media together to create cohesive journalism, David is certain that he is a jack of all trades and a master of them all too. The way he describes his duties as a videojournalist, or just the simple fact that he has a manifesto, makes it appear as if he is his job. More than journalists perhaps have been before, David is completely part of his work as a journalist- he has the ability to show what the world is like through his eyes, pictures and words. Just have a look at his recent post about the snow. Click here.
This is a video demonstrating some of the techniques and the individual styles of the emerging and developing role of the video-journalist; immediacy, curiosity and ‘anti-aesthetism’- all through the perspective of a morning run.
The journalist has not necessarily become the story; he carries the story with him and others are able to experience it to a degree unavailable before. These aren’t streamline-edit news packages, nor the imagination and word-pictures necessary with radio, although these styles are useful in their place and of course can be incorporated into this new multimedia journalism. This seems more rough and ready, more ramshackle and eclectic, less finished, less beginning, middle and end. More like real life, you might say.
My job is never done. My camera is my third eye. My camera goes where I go.