Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLMichael Christian Martinez missed the cut for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after finishing eighth in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy Saturday at Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf in Oberstdorf, Germany.The Filipino figure skater fell just a spot short of qualifying. He registered 191.74 total points after scoring 67.50 in the short program and 124.24 in free skating.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img View comments Jorik Hendrickx of Belgium ruled the 26-man meet with 253.06 points in what served as the last qualifying event for the biennial meet.It was a disappointing outcome for Martinez, who made waves back in 2014 Sochi Olympics after being the first Southeast Asian skater to compete in the winter games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOnly the top six booked a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea but with silver medalist Alexander Johnson of USA already qualified, Yaroslav Paniot of Ukraine, who finished in seventh, was awarded the last slot. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees NBA: Injured Spurs star Leonard to miss pre-season It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

19 End Training in Video Journalism

first_imgMr. and Mrs. Jomo Stubblefield (rear) with workshop participants at the end of the training At least nineteen (19) young journalists ended a one-day video reporting and editing workshop in Paynesville last Wednesday, July 12. The training, facilitated by Mr. Jomo Stubblefield, an award-winning Liberian video journalist based in Washington, D.C. (USA), brought together reporters from the Daily Observer and Nubian FM.Mr. Stubblefield works for DCW50, a television station in Washington, D.C.The training provided the reporters with hands-on camera training, editing, and tips for producing quality video either with a flip cam, smartphone or more sophisticated video cameras. Stubblefield conducted the training in two parts: a class session held in the Stanton B. Peabody Memorial Library at the Daily Observer office and a field session at the ELWA Junction.According to him, the way journalists used to report news for the public has transitioned, especially with the availability of new technologies. Therefore, in order for journalists to report breaking news for their media outlets, they need to make use of iPhones or smartphones, to enable them to report efficiently.  Smartphones and tablets with high-definition screens have enabled viewers to watch videos anywhere, he noted.“Apps and simple editing software such as Final Cut Pro X has lowered barriers to content creation. At the same time, bandwidth has become cheaper and more plentiful with the cost of mobile data plans falling in many countries,” said Stubblefield.Mr. Stubblefield challenged the journalists to build on the foundation of the craft by adding new media skills to their repertoires. “Today’s multimedia journalists need to possess strong writing skills and know how to use multimedia tools and software and be able to assess the multimedia potential of stories and determine which story forms are most appropriate. He explained that video journalists always need to pay attention to soundbites as well as focus on a particular scene because it helps relay the emotive content of the story to viewers.“We don’t have a growing generation of readers, but viewers. The sooner your video is uploaded to your website the faster you get your audience informed on current events. Video editing journalism makes it easier to get your audience to view your news in time. You don’t have to wait till the next day after writing your story to get it published in print,” he said.The workshop was done free of charge by Mr. as his way of giving back to Liberia and to the profession that became his passion. A sumptuous surprise lunch for the participants was prepared by Mrs. Stubblefield. The participants applauded Mr. Stubblefield for their willingness to sacrifice their to time to train young, aspiring journalists in multimedia storytelling, and gowned him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more