UBC School of Journalism
presents: "Does video and TV
news need a reboot?"

Tuesday, February 13th at 7 PM - 8 PM

Rm C150 - UBC Robson Square

Hosted by UBC School of Journalism


How can television news become more inclusive? Can its “packaged” style of reporting, now almost 70 years old, be rebooted for new audiences? Does diversity have any material impact on the nature of journalism, and if so how does it matter? In a wide-ranging talk, academic and journalist Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah takes a personalised approach from his experience in front and behind the camera working across BBC Televsion, e.g.: Newsnight, Channel 4 News, as a creative technologist, and now as an educator. The BBC’s director of digital development James Montgomery says, “David’s work is a rare combination of skills in hands-on field reporting, and technology technical innovation.” Apple calls him a “One-man hurricane.” This event is free. About David Dunkley Gyimah, PhD: Dr. Dunkley Gyimah is a senior lecturer at the University of West- minster, where he heads up the newly formed MA program in Digital and Interactive Storytelling. He brings more than 30 years at the fore- front of video and multimedia journalism. He is one of the UK’s first social video journalists at Channel One in 1994. He is also an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre in London.