Catalina Albeanu

Multimedia reporter

Freelance multimedia reporter and City University journalism grad. Interested in digital media, data journalism, technology, and current affairs.

Portfolio

Re-working education
LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK: tech week's first big day event saw a sharp focus on education and technology, as specialists in both gathered at central London's Somerset House for the...
Infographic: tips and advice for mobile journalism
A lot of the roles that used to be filled by a van full of cameramen, sound technicians, producers and video editors - not to mentioned journalists - can now be filled by a...
Funding new projects in collaboration and verification
Collaborative work in data journalism and verification got two new allies this week as platforms Swarmize and Checkdesk received grants from the Knights News Challenge. They...
50 blogs for journalists, by journalists 2014
A list of blogs by journalists, journalism academics and photo-journalists sharing tips and perspectives on topics such as social media, data journalism, apps, tools, and the...
Vice News tells personal stories of journalists through illustrated series
The private stories of international journalists rarely make the cut in conventional news. But Correspondent Confidential, an illustrated documentary series from Vice News,...
Mukti Jain Campion: Journalism needs curiosity to be more inclusive
Journalism needs more curiosity rather than a tick-box approach to diversity in the media, said Mukti Jain Campion, founder of Culture Wise. Speaking at the start of the second...
Testing the MEDIANE Box
The MEDIANE Box is an action oriented online tool that monitors practices in relation to diversity inclusiveness, and aims to support development through specific...
Food waste: where does it come from and how do we stop it?
People in the United Kingdom waste £23 billion worth of food every year, the equivalent of around 18 million tonnes. A third of this comes from households, which means we are...
What's a pop-up education and where can you get one?
Open minds, curiosity, comfortable armchairs and an open bar. These are just some of the things that attract budding entrepreneurs to City Unrulyversity, the pop-up university...
Let's think about thinking for a moment
Our instincts about thinking are in fact "rather poor", behaviour change expert Nick Southgate told Digital Shoreditch on Friday. It turns out we tend to to overestimate how...
How to make a video go viral - it's the cat's whiskers
If you ever wondered what makes the internet world go round, St John Street has the answer for you: it's cats. "Cats are in the fabric of online", said Will Cooke and John...
Entrepreneurs - how to negotiate and get the results you want
Smart preparation is the entrepreneur's best friend when going into negotiations with potential investors, said Edmund Papworth, head of access to finance at GrowthAccelerator,...
Why do we like online "foodporn"?
Everyone "loves to hate" the compelling pictures of food people post on Instagram and Facebook, Chloe Cook from The Futures Company told Digital Shoreditch on Tuesday. Sharing...
Digital Shoreditch: what is co-working and why does it work
SHARING DESK space with different companies can both cut costs and increase productivity, according to Matthew Evans (@matte8000), director of the Hoxton Mix, speaking at...
Work Permit Nightmare
Good news for the British higher education system - four UK universities have taken over the top slots of the QS World University Rankings. This great moment comes after a...
The key to successful collaboration - pizza and texting
What makes a successful collaboration? Tom Hall, head of partnership at Pearson, spoke at Digital Shoreditch today about the key factors which make a partnership a success. The...
You've been tagged!
Identity day at Digital Shoreditch started with the introduction of Tagged, an experiment which takes the act of tagging someone in a photo on Facebook and brings it into the...
Educating children to live in the digital world
Holly Clarke, group head of the UK operations team at Unruly Media, argues that children today “feel lost without their identities online”.
Forgot your password? Think pictures.
Ever forgot your password for an important account? Then you may be interested to know that very soon we may live in a world without any text passwords at all. Instead, we would...
"Storytelling doesn't have to start on a page"
Or so says Alex Clarke from Penguin Books who headed "We Make Stories", one of the last talks on the Capital day at Digital Shoreditch on Thursday.

Video

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Andrew Tyrer, fresh from launching the Technology Strategy Board's IoT competition, Launchpad (London Technology Week)
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Twitter vs Page three
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Robot fact not fiction

Liveblogging

AS IT HAPPENED: Mary Honeyball MEP gives a European perspective
Labour MEP Mary Honeyball gave MEDIANE a European take on media diversity inclusiveness and gender issues. Her talk included marginalised groups but focused on gender issues....
news:rewired " Blog Archive " AS IT HAPPENED: Breaking news panel discussion
The speakers are: 11.14 An audience member asks the panel where to draw the line between the importance of speed and the need to be accurate. Mackinnonsaysjournalists could come...
Summit - Final day LIVE
By Catalina Albeanu, Digital Daily Reporter Summit is a day dedicated to the community. For its last day, Digital Shoreditch aims to bring together local business owners and...
news:rewired " Blog Archive " AS IT HAPPENED: LinkedIn for journalists workshop
A workshop at today's news:rewired conference, in London, looked at how journalists can use LinkedIn to find sources, follow a beat, build their own brand and drive traffic to...
news:rewired " Blog Archive " AS IT HAPPENED: Searching social session
As the conference splits in two, the workshop session looked at how journalists can use social media and online communities to reach new audiences and news sources.

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