One shot and a thousand stories. Discovering Photojournalism

Have you ever thought that every picture has a story behind it? Every selfie, picture of a cat or food on Instagram can tell you a story… even if it is banal it still tells you something. On the other side of photography, there is a professional world which is more versatile, complex and deep. If I ask you to explain what photojournalism is, would you first imagine photos of pain, devastation, war, poverty, death and cruelty? Or maybe you see happiness, success, bright colors and celebration? It doesn’t really matter because all of these could be photojournalism; it is more important what you feel when you imagine it. Photojournalism is about telling different stories – happy and sad, persuading, motivating, informing and making about making you feel. Continue reading

The new generation

It’s common that the older generation will often criticize the way that the new generation grows up. I believe this happens from the beginning of all humanity. But the question is, how big is the generation gap really between a 30-year old and a 10-year old in the early 20’s and how big is it now, almost a hundred years later?
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To snap or not to snap?

Snapchat is definitely one of the mostly used applications around the world. Snapchat was released in September 2011 by Bobby Murphy, Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown. Since then, it has become a big part of teenagers’ (and not only) lives. Having millions of users across the globe, it is considered to be a ‘must’ for almost every smartphone owner. Personally, I have been using Snapchat for almost a year now and I would like to share this experience with you.
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Erasmus Internship Experience

Since I was a kid, I remember myself loving to travel all around the world, meeting new cultures, places, countries. Last summer 2014 I decided to take part in a University program called “Erasmus Placement”. It’s a program in which you can work in any European country you like and get paid.
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“The Power of an Educated Girl”

Can you count how many times you’ve heard from people that education for women is just a formality? I remember my friend saying that education for her is just a tick in a to do list. I could not believe that a girl who lived in a well-developed country with thousands of opportunities around her could say something like that. As for me, education was always one of the most important things in my life, and I could not imagine that there are some people without any education at all.
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There’s a bit of a hype going on in the internet world about humanoid sex robots. See this article from the Telegraph and their potential role in society. I believe such projects aim to distract audiences from the real essence of technology and science. Furthermore, the example of the artist Neil Harbison, who was born completely color blind and has been using a device attached to his head that turns color into audible frequencies is a positive application. However, I think he misuses the word Cyborg, which originated in the 60s. Replacing a body part or organ does not make you a Cyborg or a machine-like creature, such misused words and concepts are evidently creating Technophobia for the majority of us.
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If you want to work as a journalist, tweet!!

Recently, we had a conversation in my class about journalism stress during “on air” Radio Broadcast, and because of the  discussion we had, I would like to share with you a small ‘tip’.

The lecturer said “When I have “on air” Radio Broadcast, I have my iPad switched on and logged in Twitter and Facebook.” We asked him why we need to check the updates on Facebook and Twitter. The answer we got, shocked us!
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Virtual Time Travel

Time travel might be possible in a few years! Forget about doing 88mph in a DeLorean. With web mapping services such as Google Maps and by using virtual reality software and hardware, one might be able to travel back in time.
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