Arquivo de 4 de Maio, 2009



Estão de volta os workshops mais fantásticos do Mundo!!!!! (pelo menos como participante na edição de 2008 é o que penso).

A prestigiada Universidade do Texas-Austin traz a Portugal alguns dos seus docentes para dar formações nas mais variadas áreas ligadas aos media digitais. São praticamente de borla e mesmo muito muito bons, e decorrem este ano na Universidade do Porto e na  Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova, em Lisboa.

Eu nunca mais fui o mesmo depois de ter feito o meu, fiquei melhor!  As minhas impressões do ano passado podem ser lidas  aqui , aqui, aqui, aqui, aqui e aqui.  Já vos disse que achei o workshop fantástico?

Inscrevam-se e aproveitem esta oportunidade única. Vão por mim, vale mesmo a pena. Inscrições até 15 de Maio e mais info no site do colab e em



Date: May 25th to July 17th 2009

Locations: University of Porto (UPorto) and New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL)


The Summer Institute 2009 is a unique event organized by the UT Austin|Portugal Program comprising several intensive courses that cover different areas of the Digital Media Program such as cinema, music and sound, animation and journalism, among others. The courses will be taught at the graduate level.

The Summer Institute’s activities will be taught by renowned UT Austin Professors and aim to increase our understanding of and abilities to work with digital media technologies.  More detail about the professors and the course content is available at or at


Location: University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Courses (by application only):

Online Journalism Workshop – Rosental Alves – June 1st to June 5th (Time to be announced)

Advanced Animation Workshop – Geoff Marslett – June 15th to June 30th/10am to 5pm

Film Preservation and Historiography Workshop – Caroline Frick – June 15th to June 30th/2:30pm to 5:30pm

Collaborative Documentary Workshop – Karen Kocher – June 15th to June 26th/10am to 6pm

Sound for Picture: Production and Post Workshop– Andy Garrison – June 22nd to July 7th/5pm to 8pm

Screenwriting for New Media Workshop – Stuart Kelban – June 29th to July 10th/4pm to 8pm

Creating Music and Designing Interactive Music Workshop – Bruce Pennycook – July 6th to July 17th/3pm to 6pm

Location: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Courses (by application only):

Convergent Hollywood – Bryan Sebok – May 25th to June 5th/2pm to 6pm

Online Journalism – Rosental Alves – May 25th to May 29th /2pm to 6pm (Time to be confirmed)

Screenwriting – Richard Lewis – May 25th to June 5th/9am to 1pm

Technology and Culture – Craig Watkins – June 8th to June 19th/2pm to 6pm

Intro to Digital Documentary Production – Nancy Schiesari – June 8th to June 19th/9am to 1pm

How to apply for the Courses (Lisbon and Porto):

Interested prospective applicants should send an application letter, to up to a 350 words, and CV (all in English) for each Course to which they wish to apply. The name of the Course should be written on the subject of the email (one email per Course). Please also state your full name, address, age, highest degree achieved and a contact.

Email your applications to

Fee per Course: 30€ (paid only by the selected applicants to the universities where the Courses will take place).

Note: The FCSH/UNL Film and Television Master students may attend the Courses taking place at the university for free with permission from their program coordinator.

Additional Information and Course Descriptions after the jump | Mais informações e descrições do curso depois do salto

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i : the manifesto | o manifesto


old cover project | antiga maquete da capa

The new “i” will be news caviar.

News paté.

Not news pottage.

News, stories, analysis, opinions and services will be presented in a first class graphic model, but the secret of the new formula will not be the quality of the design but the relevance of the content.

This has been a content-driven redesign.

I wants be an extremely efficient newspaper.

Offering quality and compelling information in an attractive, compact, and easy to read newspaper format.

Not zooming old formulas into fewer pages.


Our Portuguese readers will get more information than ever in print and online .

And our superb content will capture more eyeballs than ever.

This is an excerpt of the Manifesto devised by Juan Antonio Giner that is working with the team of the new portuguese newspaper coming out next Thursday, named “i”.  As we all know these are hard times for the publishing industry, so new projects will have to be different of what has been done before. So the expectations for “i” are huge. I’ll be coming  back to this launch during this week. Until then, read the whole Manifesto.

Este é um excerto do Manifesto pensado por Juan Antonio Giner que está a trabalhar com a equipa do novo jornal “i”, que é lançado já esta quinta-feira. Como todos sabemos, estes são tempos difíceis para a indústria dos jornais, por isso os novos projectos terão que ser diferentes do que se tem feito até agora. As expectativas para o “i” são, portanto, enormes. Eu vou voltar a este assunto durante a semana. Até lá leiam todo o Manifesto.

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Links for today | Links para hoje

  • World Press Freedom Day

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Click to watch video | Clique para ver video

Journalists in the firing line,

As they investigate sensitive issues, unveil disturbing truths and question policies, journalists find themselves in the firing line of those directly or indirectly exposed by their reports.Facing harassment, threats of violence and physical retaliation, journalists across the world continue to dig out troubling facts, challenge the status quo and expose those who commit crimes. Day after day, journalists investigate and file reports on issues they know they could be sued or killed for. Many pay the price. On World Press Freedom Day, the World Association of Newspapers will present the story of many journalists whose work upsets and can sometimes undo the powerful. What do they report on, how and at what price?

(via Monitorando)

Only 2 out of 10 people will read past the headline, according to CopyBlogger. Here are 9 fantastic tips for great — including why 7 reasons why list posts will always work!

  1. Why You Should Always Write Your Headline First
  2. The Cheater’s Guide to Writing Great Headlines
  3. Do Key Words in Post Titles Really Matter?
  4. Click title to see the others | Cliquem no título para verem as restantes

Our community network model consists of two products – branded web sites we call VillageSoup and separately branded weekly newspapers. We have four newspapers in Rockland, Belfast, Bar Harbor and Augusta. And each one has its own VillageSoup website.

Our community network model began in1997 as an online publication. In 2003, we introduced two weekly papers-of-record to compete with four legacy weeklies. In 2008, we acquired the weeklies, which each were 100 years old.

Our products enhance each other. Professional journalists report news as it happens on the website. Weekly, this news is contextualized, analyzed and printed in the newspaper. Citizens and businesses post timely news and information online and many of their posts also appear in the paper. And two-thirds of our web sites’ front pages are filled with citizen and business posts. We call them, “Neighbors growing together.” Our community networks are the trusted source of news and views.

At the recent International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, I asked a range of professionals what advice they had for journalism graduates entering the job market.

There was broad agreement that students should leave journalism school being able to work across print, broadcast and online. At the very least, they should understand the new tools available to reporters and be continually learning.

As one professional said, school is just the beginning of learning. At the core is good writing and reporting, regardless of the medium. But to stand out from the crowd, journalism graduates should follow their passions, develop an area of specialization and master that area.

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