In Monday's lesson I was picked at random to provide you with some tips for shooting video (no pressure there then). So here are my tips and rules to help you get that perfect interview or shot.
We are witnessing a tipping point in American journalism in which the balance of power is tilting decisively towards new media, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber writes today.Â In particular the 2008 presidential debate - already dubbed the YouTube election - hasÂ "revolutionised the terms of political engagement", he says, as the mainstream media's imperial status has been shaken.
Just throwing out two links to YouTube videos featuring Ron Paul and Jim Rogers discussing a different perspective to our governments and their actions regarding the current financial crisis.
Ron Paul: On Passage of the BailoutÂ (YouTube)
Â In my local bookshop this weekend I overheard a customer asking the owner whether she had any books on chicken-keeping. She replied that he was the fourth person in a week to ask and wondered if such thoughts of self sufficiency were a sign of the times.
Similarly in my garden centre there has been a run on logs: fears of the imminent collapse of our food distribution and energy provision systems are evidently causing the good folk of East Kent to ponder survival strategies.