Last November, the weekly Newspaper Vrij Nederland and 'Kennisland' launched a call to find the 24 new radicals of Holland; people who are coming up with creative answers to the big issues of our times. The founders of VJ Movement are proud to be selected. The chairman of the jury, Herman Wijffels, will make it official on March the 6th in Amsterdam.
The European Journalism Centre has received financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to development. Therefore, they will provide a selection of innovative reporting projects with the necessary funds to enable journalists, editors, and development stakeholders to perform thorough research and to develop entirely new and experimental reporting and presentation methods. Grant requests should start at 8,000 Euros and the average grant amount they expect to give out will be about 20,000 Euros. The deadline to apply is 25 March 2013.
January 2013: since about a year VJ Movement uses Youtube as their main focus to develop an audience. The result is that the monthly audience increased fivefold.
How to innovate is the central question of the festival 'Beat the World' organized by 'de Baak' the leading institute in the Netherlands to encourage creativity & innovation in people & organizations. VJM & Cartoon Movement will give a workshop at the festival at 11 January '13 in Driebergen (NL). Together with the audience at 'de Baak' they juxtapose differing views on global developments. The name of the workshop is: ‘There is more than 1 truth’. During the session the participants will define one global subject that influences our lives. What are our thoughts on the subject? What other perspectives can we come up with? What is relevant? What are the developments? Participants will put their findings in tweets, drawings or anything that can be made digital. These will be published immediately in a digital newsroom on the platform of Cartoon Movement. From here, the global network will translate the ideas into cartoons displaying surprising new perspectives. Within 24 hours the participants will be enriched with new perspectives that they can take home to share and spread in their world. Contact VJMovement at email@example.com to join (including discount...)
The course is conducted together with Fundación Aca Media Latam, an NGO run by the Cuban/Dutch journalist Sergio Acosta and the Cuban Association Hermanos Saiz. VJM foundation trains, just like last year, (9-14 December 2012) a group of promising Video Journalists in Cuba. After the workshop, participants will have the following skills and knowledge: 1. The concept of the modern video journalist and how this concept is developing across the world 2. A newsroom-style discussion of story proposals 3. Recording and editing of 4 video stories 4. Introduction to online marketing for journalists. More info and some nice VJ pictures can be seen on: http://www.vjmfoundation.org
"Exploring the Use of Visual Media in the Communication of Research" is the title of the event at Cardiff University. Our collaboration with the London School of Economics is the topic of our speach. VJ Movement has several innovative ways to help academics visualise their research. We are proud to be invited to show them in Cardiff.
21/5 @VJMovement has a keynote at the press innovation congress about their newest venture: the NewsGame. #futureofjournalism http://bit.ly/HXc0I7
Today VJMovement has the 20th contribution to NRC.nl. The coming period more partnerships will be announced. If you are interested, contact VJMovement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9th 2012: 'Burma VJ , reporting from a closed country' The movie will be shown in 'de nieuwe Liefde' in Amsterdam. Afterwards Thomas Loudon former correspondence and co-founder of VJMovement will talk about being an Video Journalist in places like Burma.
On the 5th of May the Netherlands celebrate their freedom. If you send your tweetline about peace, cartoonmovement cartoonists (160 cartoonists in 80 countries) will change it into a cartoon that can be shown on the big screens at the freedom festivals. Please join. Don't forget to add #masterpeace2014 in your tweet. All cartoons are shown on nrc.nl. The initiative is a joint cooperation between cartoonmovement & Masterpeace!