Making meetings work (without wasting precious time)

Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons

The First Golden Rule of working with others: communicate, communicate, communicate! I’ve posted below some notes about the purpose of meetings and how to write a meeting agenda.

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PhoJo: An intro to ethical & legal considerations

Photojournalists are witnesses and documenters of history, and journalistic photography is an important agent of social change.

South African Kevin Carter photographed a public execution, known as “necklacing” in the mid-1980s. He later said of his photographs: “I was appalled at what they were doing. I was appalled at what I was doing. But then people started talking about those pictures … then I felt that maybe my actions hadn’t been at all bad. Being a witness to something this horrible wasn’t necessarily such a bad thing to do.”

Eddie Adams’ and Nick Ut’s images questioned growing public unease with the actions of American and South Vietnamese troops in the Vietnam war. But Adams insisted that photographs should not be judged by their shocking or gruesome nature. Viewers should ask themselves, “How do you know you wouldn’t have pulled the trigger yourself?”

Photographers are journalists – they know the facts of each story they’re covering and recognise and translate the most newsworthy elements into one, striking image.

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Who are you?

Who will you be online? Photo: Frederic Poirot/flickr/CC

TOPIC: Curating your digital history TASK: WordPress account, Twitter account

READ: WordPress Basics, by Mindy McAdams; Microsoft’s 11 tips for social networking safetyResources for exploring digital identity, privacy and authenticity by Catherine Cronin of NUI, Galway.

FURTHER READING (highly recommended!)Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics, by Bon Stewart.

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The Media Project is Go!

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Welcome to the Media Project. Over the next 13 weeks you’ll be building your own projects. Some may be sound-based, others more visual, and it’s worthwhile to adventure with as many digital storytelling tools as you can.

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