It was relentless. As soon as you’d finished one story, the desk editor would ring in another. You could almost calculate a general average time to get to an event, film, report and then leave. Two hours max to news gather and then an hour or less to edit.

Such…


I’m in Russia paying homage to one of the greatest news makers, Sergei Eisenstein. “What?”, you say. “News makers!”

Mention news and there’s a fair bet the words “state-controlled” and the downside of that become part of a conversation. Mention Eisenstein to a cineast and their eyes bulge as wide…


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Crisply turned out in uniform displaying her honours, and cordoned away from a gathering throng, itself encircled by suited men on the one hand and an arching of press cameras on the other side, she spoke: “…As commissioner I will do everything I can to learn any lessons…”

Her words…


Still from the film

Haile Gerima’s epic film #SANKOFA was released on @netflix this week. Originally made in 1993, it’s been restored courtesy of another unique film maker Ava DuVernay @Ava @ARRAYNow.

Now, if you work in diversity, in race and culture, or are a citizen of the world searching for answers to racism…


September 5th, 1994. On this day, a series about the quirks of four flatmates is preparing to debut. “Friends” will tank at first, but then become iconic. US sports star OJ Simpson’s murder trial has is set to end its jury selection for one of the most anticipated court cases…


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Along a desolate highway, kissed by wasteland either side, and a sky that threatens physical harm, we drive. We’re minutes away from entering what the “googles” of the analogue world looked like before the age of digital.

I’m also moments away from realising my agency in the yesteryears. In that…


The results were exasperating as I read through the data. Across the city that evening in a ‘Babel’ moment, the news would surely attract the attention of the industrious and those that have made an industry out of this.

Babel, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu illustrates how fragments of seemingly…


In the BBC’s auditorium, one of the its commanding journalists laid out the challenges he faced. Pressingly, that there should be context to reports to help viewers make greater sense of the issue.


The mild clanking and clinking as the mechanism stirred was itself mesmerising, and then the needle touched the plate. There was a momentary “zzz” sound and then the music opened.

If only I was skilled enough to read music as a direct correlation of my father’s moods, but I was…


Ever thought what it would be like if commercial advertisers and journalists shared ideas around their trade? Disastrous right! Well not quite. One’s about selling you a story; the other is about, well, selling you story.

One’s about persuasive intention; the other looks to telling the truth without taking sides…

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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