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Amirah Foundation invites Brummies to show solidarity over Ramadan

As Ramadan started, Amirah Foundation organised an event to explain the meaning of this fasting period for Muslims. At the same time, charity representatives explained how their work intensifies over this time, as even more women and children need their support.  Organised at the Women’s Enterprise Hub, the event brought together representatives of Birmingham Central…

REPUBLISHED: 116-year-old butchers in Ringwood criticise supermarkets for “conning” customers

We have republished this story, which first appeared on landinside.wordpress.com, before moving to a new domain. A story of the oldest butchers in Ringwood, Hampshire, still serving a loyal clientele, as it seems, after more than a century since the first shop was opened in the family.  Read and watch the immersive story of Michael Charles…

What can the media expert do for you?

In  my last article, Birmingham Faith Map media project was the ancient Mesopotamian irrigation system to change dry lands into fertile terrain. Now we will break this metaphor down to test it and make it work. Without further ado, I will expose 3 segments of my value proposition in a more structured way: Value proposition – how does my…

The power of metaphor for the media expert

Put creative thinking at work in a creative industry as a freelance journalist. Take what you know best and use it to show why and how your users (or clients) need your expertise.  While scanning creative thinking methods, one stood out : the metaphorical thinking. My brain works well with metaphors and comparisons, as does my literary…

Business model: the challenges

You learnt how business doesn’t need to be scary. You learnt how you can find inspiration within your work. Now all you need to do is put together a business plan. Yes, I am talking to you, journo free lancer. To end my motivational speech, I present you the Business Model Canvas, as I put it together it…

Who is afraid of enterprise?

Buzz Feed, Mashable, Vox, Politico – all stand out as successful online journalism products. How do you freelance as a journalist in the world of Buzz Feed, Youtube born celebrities and The Guardian going visual online?   With the development and expansion of online journalism, freelancing has never been a more valid option for journalists. But do we need more than…

The Guardian takes viewers into VR solitary confinement

What is the next step for video journalism? This broad question might find its answer in projects such as 6×9 by The Guardian.  The new media project 6×9 will take users into the experience of solitary confinement by using virtual reality technology. Francesca Panetta, multimedia special projects editor, gives more details about it: “6×9” is an immersive experience of…