How Cinema Journalism became a powerful news storytelling form.

To find new powerful ideas sometimes requires testing the limits of endurance, the equivalent of going up the highest peaks in South Wales [see more here 1].

To the patience needed resolving problems when plunging to great depths wrestling with the elements — the Dardanelles, Turkey [see more here 2].

It often requires fusing non-specific technologies with the artistry of creativity. Scouring knowledge locked in history, reimagined how well they apply in the present [see more here 3].

Because only then does it become apparent that new ideas are needed to replace ageing ones. That basic concepts once considered indestructible seemingly are the ones inflicting pain and confusion [see more here 4].

Just because it’s there, doesn’t mean you should be here. Just because the most powerful and loudest say it’s so, doesn’t make it thorough. Sometimes the meek can inherit the new earth.

If the most powerful expressive form of storytelling is cinema, and the craving for information is cradled in news journalism, what happens when these two forces come together? The birth of something extraordinary [see more here 5].

The endurance is this moment has come and gone many times over the last century, and each time decision makers have successfully kept the two apart [see more here 6].

Building a separate industry is one reason. Capital is another. Better to have two separate industries, right, where you can package your own rules and build infrastructures, than one.

Patience? This is like the 3rd or 4th time lucky, depending on your start point. But there was a time when cinema makers made journalism and new journalists attempted to create cinema [hear more here 7].

And it’s happening today with figures, BBC’s Clive Myrie, in broadcasting…[see more here 8].

And with videojournalists such as Raul Gallego Abellan …[see more here 9].

From global sports to conflict zones, dance to data [see more here 10].

Maya Angelou said:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

That’s cinema Journalism [see more here 11].

Think about it? What if Netflix did news journalism; what then [see more here 12]?

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

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