I’m involved in a project with a magnificent team which includes bringing your authentic self to work. It’s also something I spoke about at the AHTV: Exploring research in Television digital event in February 2021.

Du bois captured the essence of this way back (see here) about black folk straddling different societies. Today, online, perhaps another persona is evoked leading to a spectrum of embodied characters within.

Which part of you lives and interacts online? How do you navigate social media, which is so quick to judge? Yesterday a post to a comment was widely misread. There seemed little sense…


Minari is a film you must watch. It is cinema as life. A plot that makes itself invisible. It is also journalism as reality. More on that in a minute.

That it is somewhat autobiographical offers something to the latter. But it’s a story about the subtle dynamics of integration, of pursuing one’s dreams and about sacrifices, and intergenerational problems to overcome. It is life as known.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu said Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves. Alongside Nomadland directed by Chloé Zhao — who won two oscars — Minari nominated for seven Oscars won one…


These are the pitches of the Emerging journalism Lab students, following on from their pitch to potential mentors last week in a team.

  1. Ella
    Period Poverty
    Wants to create a product that is also environmentally friendly

2. Michael

Gay Icons
Wants to see more visibility of Gay icons through a campaign

3. William


Still from BBC Dragons Den

The photo says it. The entrepreneurs on Dragons Den have their attention captured. “‘This is one of the best pitches that I’ve ever heard on Dragons’ Den”, say one of the dragons. And it would seem others didn’t disagree.

We all have ideas; some people are better at generating them, others at presenting. Either can be learned. There are many ways to pitch and this one aligns with the time available, the attention of the audience ( who hear many pitches) and the bare resources you need.

Sam Jones from Gener8 is in the Den. What he does with his…


Presenting to the BFI

Time is generally treated as invisible, like gravity it just exists. It’s at the subconscious level. It’s bearing on proceedings tends to be viewed as an after thought. It happens in the background.

What you want to do might just be followed by “do you have enough time?” But when different cultures meet, time can be a primary trigger feature.

A piece in International Affairs, Constructing time in foreign policy-making indicated how people could be classified as time agents in how they used time to drive decision making. This is less physical clock time more that which happens below our…


At school in Ghana late 70s

There’s a depth you go to that you don’t recognise as a time for help, because all your life growing up you’ve become conditioned to self preservation, yet and this is only a paradox to others, a deep feeling for your community prevails.

Every woman older than you is your auntie. Every man your uncle, and when they greet you and ask how you are, your reply irrespective of your condition, is , “I’m fine auntie, how are you?” “Is there something I can do?” This was the way.

There was no sense it would come to pass, but no…


Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

George Floyd’s death sparked a physical, global and mental movement. The former was more obvious in BLM anti-racist rallies across the world; the latter a series of deep introspections across industries and leadership.

Coupled with the impact of COVID-19 a general question emerged, how could society renew its efforts to address racism?

The tundras of research, its dry dispassionate language, hours of tedium searching data and cohering narratives can often invite sighs of the days ahead; it’s a marathon, not a sprint and requires energy and commitment.

Research’s usefulness, if it ever needed stating, is in its thoroughness, no stone…


This is a story about the future and missed opportunities. Lessons learned in content that applied psychological principles, social media literacy, interdisciplinary thinking and tech-solutions focusing on diversity. It’s 2004 and 6 months later we’ve cracked it

Few orgs are interested but at a cafe I meet with @DomPonsford Editor of the UK @pressgazette. It’s one of the UK’s industry magazine.


First person shooter games on the Academy’s campus. To the left a £4m Challenger Tank and on both sides lay an assortment of military hardware.

Tucked away in the leafy South West of England, secured from neighbours and behind high security paraphernalia is an academy which, amongst its many offerings, specialises in gaming and simulations.

MBA elite universities,FTSE 100 conferences, Nintendo; few can rival this place where simulations and scenario planing carry consequences that go far beyond exam certificates and commercial imperatives.

On campus, software gizmos and million pound simulators wrestle for attention amid a spectrum of military hardware, such as the £4m Challenger 2 Tank, and rooms called “The JFC Battle Lab Simulation and Synthetic Environment Lab”.

We’re inside the UK’s Defence Academy. It’s…

Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah

Top Writer & Creative Technologist, Int. Award Winner. Cinemajournalist. Cardiff Uni @jomec. PhD (Dublin). Visiting Prof UBC, Ex BBC/C4News. Apple profiled.

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