According to "A New Kind of Foreign Coverage", an article written by Graham Holliday for the online magazine "From the Front line", there is a resurgence for overseas reporting. Some news agencies and telecommunication companies are experimenting with mobile multimedia equipment to fight closures of expensive foreign bureaux and to boost plans for expansion. Around ten correspondents are currently using phone, microphone, keyboard and camera to file directly to the Reuters blogging platform. The goal is simply to enable journalists to capture multimedia material and send it fast to the company website. I suppose the increase of foreign news coverage by bloggers based on wireless internet connection is good news for the students of this course. It is yet another confirmation of the real possibility and great value of learning the way we do it at LCC. The BBC are also experimenting with the new technology available at a cost that makes it economically viable. Software like Shozu.com allows you to automatically publish photos to a blog and Qik.com allows anyone with a camera-phone to stream video live to the internet. It seems like there are plenty of skilled users of software out there and we should be able to explore all the advantages and benefits, but as Neil Mclntosh says on his blog completeosh.com, none of this change the craft of journalism, just the delivery method.
I was born in a small university town called Salamanca in the middle of Spain in 1968. It was almost unavoidable for me to study a Degree in Literature and Linguistics in my hometown and then I started travelling and working as a lecturer through the years until I landed in London and somehow my life changed.
For the last eight years I have been working at Cervantes Institute, a public institution from the Spanish Government that was founded in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and culture of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.
After having completed an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King's College London in 2005, my professional ambitions and interests started to shift. I undertook different projects of academic research about the Tourism Industry and then I went off travelling again to see everything I was reading about through the lens of my camera.
Since my last return to London, I have been teaching and helping to organize different exhibitions, conferences and Film festivals at Cervantes Institute in London.