Adam Westbrook // ideas on digital storytelling and publishing

About this blog

Hello! I’m Adam Westbrook.

I’m a multimedia producer, film maker and lecturer based in London, UK.

In 2009 I quit my newsroom job to go freelance and explore all the exciting new opportunities opening up in the digital world. Since then I have become a lecturer at Kingston University’s journalism department, published three ebooks on journalism, spoken at dozens of conferences across Europe and started my own production business.

To find out more about my work head over to my portfolio website, right here.

Forthcoming projects

2012 is a year of both creating and learning for me. I’m editing a collaborative ebook on digital storytelling (published in April 2012) which will raise money for the charity Kiva. I’m working on bigger multimedia projects, continuing my teaching and research and teaching myself web design.

About this blog

With more than 175,000 page views since 2006, the blog has become a popular watering hole for journalists interested in the future of news. Here I share ideas and practical advice on Online Video and Entrepreneurial Journalism.

In 2010, the blog appeared in Cisco’s top 50 UK blogs, and was named in FleetStreetBlues’ top 10 journalism blogs of the year.

Throughout 2012 there will be loads more content, including more regular videos so please subscribe (right hand column) and leave lots of comments. If you would like to get in touch, drop me an email at adam [at]


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  1. ...m... said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    You’re on track to define AND become the future of journalism. Keep going.

  2. 2011: Un-Predictions | said, on January 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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  4. Adrian Feliciano said, on May 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I was recommended this blog by a photojournalism professor of mine, today — excellent stuff! I work as an intern currently, and am pushing to get more multimedia/video-reporting exposure though I have never learned “film,” per se. I love the post about basics of film editing, and how transitions tell stories.

    For my next clip, I am going to try tell as much as possible with as few words as possible. 😀

  5. Madeleine Bieski said, on July 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Adam,

    I understand that you are a very busy person, but I hope you will take the time to look into this. I discovered your blog and would be really interested in interviewing you about your work.

    First of all let me introduce myself to you…
    My name is Madeleine Bieski and I am a Master student at London Metropolitan University, MA Communications Management.

    I will be writing my Master’s dissertation this summer about Public Relations via Social Media Newsrooms, aiming at researching the journalists’ perspective on Social Media Newsrooms as a source for the journalistic work. I plan to do an Onlinesurvey and In-depths Interviews with opinion leading journalists. Therefore I am now trying to find the right contacts.

    If your time allows it, it would be wonderful if you could be one of my interview partners or/and maybe help me to talk to other journalists. The interview would take about an hour and of course it would be confidential.

    Main topics: Do journalists think Social Media Newsrooms are a good source for journalistic research or do they think they are too biased by the companies, which set them up. Why and how or why not do they use SMNRs. Generally the big question is: Has Social Media and its tools (like SMNRs) improved the journalistic work or is the contrary the case?

    This project is really important to me and I hope I can convince you to become part of it.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you soon and great thanks in advance.

    Kind regards

    PS: If you would like more details about my research plans I can send you more detailed information. Just let me know 🙂

  6. 10 Common Video Storytelling Mistakes said, on October 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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  7. 2011: Un-Predictions | Clay Duda said, on May 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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