Here are all the first assignments which were produced by the Journalism Yr 3 students for the module Digital Journalism this semester. Please bear in mind that this is a pedagogical exercise designed to help students produce reporting that combines data, video, audio, text etc. When teaching this module, I always find that the hardest part is to inculcate the notion that you have to have solid, verifiable data and that you need to process it first before jumping into interviews to avoid mere “he says, she says” journalism. Some have made some interesting efforts.
Read the latest post on my blog entitled Discovering the beauty of Rodrigues, to learn about the latest research project in which I am participating and to view some interesting snapshots of the people we met and of life in Rodrigues.
Le festival international du court métrage Ile Courts est de retour sur le campus de Réduit avec plein de projections, des débats, des ateliers professionnels et une session d’information sur l’industrie du cinéma.
Voici le programme (toutes les séances sont gratuites et ouvertes au public au Lecture Theatre 2)
Mardi 11 octobre
12h30: Lancement de l’accord de coopération Université de Maurice/Porteurs d’Images pour 3 ans. Projection de documentaires engagés sur la sécurité alimentaire, les énergies renouvelables et le changement social. Débats sur les thématiques des documentaires.
15h: Shakespeare Animation
Mercredi 12 octobre
12h30: L’amour à la française
15h: Courts Bouillon
Jeudi 13 octobre
12h30: Focus Afrique
15h: Rainbow et Belles. Débat sur les thématiques liées aux LGBT.
Vendredi 14 octobre
12h30: Une vague de folie
15h: Focus Mozambique
Samedi 15 octobre
10h-12h: Session d’information sur les métiers du cinéma
What can data do for you?
The power and practicality of data journalism: Inspiring examples from everyday basic news reporting all the way to interactive news apps.
- Date and time:Tuesday 9th August at 10 a.m.
- Venue: University of Mauritius – ELT2
- Entrance: free and open to all
Anina Mumm is a science communication and digital media specialist at ScienceLink, a company she co-founded to help scientists connect with the world, particularly through the use of multi-media story-telling and other innovative digital tools. Anina is also the Chairperson of SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach, and she is an active member of the South African Science Journalists’ Association.
Ms Mumm will also conduct a special workshop for Journalism Yr 3 students on Tuesday 9th August which will be aimed at producing real data stories, followed by a half-day session on Thursday 18th August to designate the best student data stories. The public talk and workshop are sponsored by Mauritius Telecom.
During the Black Screen Africa Film Festival organised by the Australian High Commission, there will be the screening of two films at the University of Mauritius on Saturday 2nd July at 2 pm in Lecture Theatre 2:
Short film: Plains Empty – 27 mins
Dir: Beck Cole – Prod: Kath Shelper – Writ: Beck Cole
A young woman, left largely to her own devices, is drawn into uncovering hidden stories of the past.
Feature film: Jandamarra’s War – 55 mins
Dir: Mitch Torres – Prod: Eileen Torres
Jandamarra’s War is a documentary film that recreates the life of the almost mythic hero from the Bunuba Aboriginal people who led the resistance against colonial power in the Kimberley in the latter part of the 19th century.
Those who still wish to register for the workshop with film director and producer Rachel Perkins, please fill in the form below:
The Australian High Commission has approached us for the organisation of the “Mauritius’ first ever Australian Indigenous Film Festival” which they are planning to hold from 30th June to 3rd July.
They will hold a free workshop with renowned film director and producer Rachel Perkins on Thursday 30th June at 1 pm in the Mediacom Studio at the University of Mauritius (2nd floor of Faculty of Agriculture buidling).
During the workshop, she will share her experience as a film director and screen writer and engage in a discussion with participants.
If you are interested to join in for this workshop, please fill in the form below. Seats will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Feel free to share this information as widely as possible.
There will also be a free screening of two films on Saturday 2nd July at 2 pm at the University. More to come soon.