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The Journalist

The Journalist

I told the stories of Romanian spa resorts and theater actors. Now I tell you stories of West Midlands&more.

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The Writer

The Writer

I started writing at the age of 9. Two poetry books published in Romanian, now I work on two novels in English inspired by my family history.

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The Traveller

The Traveller

Prague, Copenhagen, Berlin, Istanbul, New Orleans - I visited all of them and wondered with a heart wide open at their beauty and personality.

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VIDEO: What about knowing somebody from Eastern Europe?

Would you watch a video about somebody’s home/homeland? Would somebody you did not know, from a country you do not know a lot about, have any chance to gain your attention? How much would you want to learn about somebody from Eastern Europe? The first complex video I ever made, with a very basic tool…

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…

Where do we go now? A reflection on media reflection

Look at the mainstream media. Now look at social media. In the first days of 2017, both mainstream media and social media seem thick with 2016 retrospectives, on all levels of content. It is not that surprising. Still, I personally cannot remember it having happened so much, and so overwhelmingly in previous years. At least…

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…