Fcomunav Final Year Journalism Projects 2016 – The presentations, as they happened

Fcomunav Final Year Journalism Projects 2016 – The presentations, as they happened

The White Side and Reválidos cover snow action and lifestyle -with stunning visuals- and disabled sports -with full site accessibility- by becoming a part of these communities. The Ncuadre production company brings investigative reporting to Navarra TV with the program N-121, and Ya Falta Menos helps users live Sanfermines all around the year. Créscere and Orbela promote ecology and appeal to a growing base of green-minded consumers and businesses, in all areas of life or specifically in tourism in Navarra. Número and xsSemanal make…

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Live from Huesca: news startups and recent projects and initiatives

Live from Huesca: news startups and recent projects and initiatives

News startups and recent projects and initiatives in the Spanish news media market were presented in a broad, two-hour panel session moderated by José Cervera (@Retiario) at the 16th Digital Journalism Conference (XVI Congreso de Periodismo Digital, Huesca, Aragón). Laboratories set up by traditional organisations in the need to innovate shared the stage with projects launched by experienced journalists that have taken the initiative to revive the permanent values of journalism with the support of their readers, and more modest…

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Live from Huesca: Arsenio Escolar’s ten do’s and don’ts for journalists and the news media

Live from Huesca: Arsenio Escolar’s ten do’s and don’ts for journalists and the news media

Arsenio Escolar, editorial director of 20 minutos in Spain, has marked the start of the XVI Congreso de Periodismo Digital making references to the overarching theme of sticking the finger, not only the in the eyes of the political and economic powers, but in the eye of the fourth power, too. “The crisis has left a broken, dual, unfair society” in the Spanish State, according to Arsenio Escolar (@arsenioescolar), who believes that “liberty, justice and pluralism, as reflected in the Spanish…

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Live from Huesca: José Luis Trasobares stands up for sustainable journalism that sticks its finger in the eye of the powerful

Live from Huesca: José Luis Trasobares stands up for sustainable journalism that sticks its finger in the eye of the powerful

José Luis Trasobares, president of the Association of Journalists of Aragón (Asociación de Periodistas de Aragón), has delivered the opening speech of the XVI Digital Journalism Conference (XVI Congreso de Periodismo Digital) in Uesca/Huesca (Plana de Uesca/Hoya de Huesca, Aragón). Trasobares has focused on the (still) critical condition of the profession, but with a growing prospect of recovery thanks to new initiatives that are becoming well established. José Luis Trasobares has pointed out that some news startups are reaching profit and demonstrating…

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Live from Huesca: Rosental Calmon Alves — finding a place for new journalists in hard and complex times

Live from Huesca: Rosental Calmon Alves — finding a place for new journalists in hard and complex times

Rosental Calmon Alves, director of the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke at a session about the challenges and opportunities of journalism in an online ecosystem. He elaborated on the metaphor in the title, indeed: pictures of the desert and the jungle supported his description of an increasingly complex media landscape, with many more elements than before. This is the third time Rosental Calmon Alves addresses an audience at the Huesca Online Journalism Conference…

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Live from Huesca: Maurizio Carlotti — cooking dinner for well-fed viewers

Live from Huesca: Maurizio Carlotti — cooking dinner for well-fed viewers

Maurizio Carlotti, vice-president of Antena 3 Television, gave the inaugural lecture in the XIII Online Journalism Conference (XIII Congreso de Periodismo Digital de Huesca). The executive of one of the two main Spanish private broadcasting groups said that television doesn’t have a deadline problem, but the people in Antena 3 are asking themselves why the News at nine in the evening are losing eyeballs. “Are we serving dinner to people that have already had their evening meal?”, questioned Maurizio Carlotti….

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Live from Huesca: Jordi Pérez Colomé — the blogging journalist’s job: giving context, and inside reporting, too

Live from Huesca: Jordi Pérez Colomé — the blogging journalist’s job: giving context, and inside reporting, too

Jordi Pérez Colomé merited the 2012 José Manuel Porquet Journalism Award for his foreign affairs blog Obamaworld. The award-winning journalist said that the blog started because he felt a need to cover what happens beyond the headlines. He likes travelling, and he thought that reporting on international developments from within, and giving context, is what he wanted to do. Pérez Colomé (@jordipc) told the students in the audience that, even if they can’t find a job, they have to work…

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Live from Huesca: Antonio Martínez Ron — in praise of amazement

Live from Huesca: Antonio Martínez Ron — in praise of amazement

Antonio Martínez Ron, winner of the 2012 Blasillo award, praised the sense of amazement that comes when he finds interesting leads online, that fuels his personal blog., where he tells stories about science and curiosities. Martínez Ron (@aberron) confessed that he is a junkie for this feeling of amazement. The Blasillo award, established by the initiative of cartoonist Antonio Fraguas, recognizes wit and ingenuity in the Spanish internet.

Live from Huesca: Camino Ibarz — the need for honest (but also, well paid) reporting

Live from Huesca: Camino Ibarz — the need for honest (but also, well paid) reporting

The XIII Online Journalism Conference (XIII Congreso de Periodismo Digital), held as always in Huesca (15-16 March 2012), kicked off with a brief presentation by Mirtha Orallo, a weekend news anchor in the Aragonese public television, mentioning the power of networks. Camino Ibarz, head of the Aragonese Journalists Association, said in her introduction to the conference that the economic crisis has had a very negative impact on the state of the profession in Aragón. What the crisis hasn’t changed, anyway, is…

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How to enhance HTML5 video by synchronizing content with Popcorn.js

How to enhance HTML5 video by synchronizing content with Popcorn.js

This blog post replicates the guide I have put together after producing the Zaragoza Public Spaces City Report, an interactive package consisting of ten videos with synchronized maps, images, texts and links. You can watch the promo on Youtube or Vimeo and download the free PDF version of this how-to guide. Learn how to enhance your videos with textual and visual information, such as footnotes, links, photos, maps, and live content from elsewhere, and add subtitles and lower thirds without burning…

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