CitizeNews Launches

CitizeNews, a new venue for video journalists to share their work with the community (and world), has launched this week. Conceived and launched by Michael Rosenblum and Ken Krushel after meeting in Kazakhstan over a year ago. CitizeNews' aim is to "aggregate the work of talented video journalists of great diversity and distinction whose work is characterized by a powerful individual vision. Our goal is to construct a digital platform where video journalists chronicle the world as they work to interpret its peoples, issues, events and personalities." They have a process to credential contributors, and visitors to the site can comment on any of the videos shown. So far, stories on the site have covered everything from a UFO Watchtower, to the Children of Banda Aceh and Colorado Gators.

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Truth With A Camera

The Cliff and Vi Edom Truth With A Camera Workshop recently wrapped up its 13th year, with 24 photojournalists spending a week in and around Norfolk, VA, taking stories from conception to final production. This year, the students worked with both still images and audio to create multimedia presentations on topics ranging from a fisherman, military life and a local drive-in restaurant to teen pregnancy. All of the presentations from the Workshop are available online.

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Visa Pour l’Image preview at The Digital Journalist

As many photographers and editors are preparing to head over to Perpignan, France for Visa Pour l'Image, The Digital Journalist has posted a gallery of images representing The Best from Visa Pour l'Image 2007, along with a profile of Visa founder and leader, Jean-Fran├žois Leroy. Images in the gallery represent photographers from all around the world, covering stories from Afghanistan and Iraq to x-rays of weapons of destruction, to polar bears along the Arctic Ice Edge.

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Job Openings at has several job openings for Video Editors and Producers (along with several other positions). These are not entry-level positions- each requires at least two years experience producing/editing video on the web, and applicants should be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. For applicants in (or willing to be in) Redmond, WA, there are positions open for a Video Editor and a Senior Video Producer/Editor, and for those in NYC, Video Editor/Producer, TODAY show; Senior Video Producer, Originals; and Senior Video Producer, Podcasts.

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If you've been looking for a multimedia community on the web, check out MOVE30. Launched June 10, 2007, this community upload website showcases all sorts of multimedia stories, from documentaries to animation. Members each get profiles, and can discuss videos and contact other members. Vince Diga, Shinji Kuwayama, and Jody Sugrue are behind the site- they're still developing the community, so check back for new features as it grows.

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