The Conentra Award for videojournalism has released its nominations shortlist. Travis Fox receives two nominations, while successful 2008 competitor Tony Birtley also gets the nod.
City University of New York (CUNY) is hosting a panel on innovative web journalism, which we are going to attempt to stream below. It kicks off at 6pm (EST). It can now be viewed by following this link here.
Participating in the discussion of video storytelling online are:
Travis Fox, Emmy-award winning video journalist from The Washington Post
Rachel Sterne, founder and CEO of GroundReport, a citizen journalism platform at GroundReport.com
Benjamin Wagner, vice president of MTV News
Daniel Greenberg, director of production at WNET
Thanks to CUNY professor Sandeep Junnarkar for the link to the live coverage.
Mapperz blog is claiming a BBC first, as the corporation used a series of mapping tools to cover today’s parade in London of Britain’s Beijing Olympics team.
The interactive map featured Twitter updates from BBC sport journalists Tom Fordyce and Ollie Williams and was capable of showing photos submitted by spectators (though it appears only one has been uploaded at time of writing).
Fox’s route is shown with markers indicating video posts and photos, which are also included in his blog reports below the map.