Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cape Town Aerial Video

If you need some beauty in your life, I have this amazing aerial video of the special city I live in (for now) ... Cape Town, South Africa:


Breathtaking scenery. Check. Haunting soundtrack. Check. The perfect video? I think so.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

HelloRomania Research Project

If you've been following this blog for a while you'll already know that last year December I - and several other foreign journalists - visited Romania on a grant from the Institutul Cultural Rom├ón (Romanian Cultural Institute).

Our tasks were to produce something which highlighted some aspect of Romania's culture, and I selected to speak to Romanian journalists about the Romanian media landscape, some Romanian cultural stereotypes and their musings on Romania's perception internationally.

I met some truly fascinating people (pictured in the collage here), who were far more insightful and frank than I had any right to hope for. It led to me dusting off my academic writing for a rather lengthy project, which I've been hosting on a dedicated mini-site for the past eight months.

I am now going to be taking that website - http://helloromania.net - down, after it has served its purpose. If you've never seen it, head over there quick. If it's already down by the time you get there, I'm preserving everything here! For posterity, the project website was entitled 'The Romanian Media Landscape: Discussions With Romanian Journalists'.

Now, just because nobody can resist a good button, click here to download the full 233kb PDF (and hear some refreshingly authentic opinions about Romania!):
If you're old-school and want a link instead, here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GOq0EJbH99dmdWLTRQUndUWmc/edit?usp=sharing [See? The button was better!]

Friday, 5 September 2014

Happy Weekend!

I uncovered this awesome old photo I took while at University:


It sums up my feeling to 'It's the weekend, baby!'