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Set yourself apart online


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Set yourself apart online
By Zan Azlee

I spend a lot of time online. I don’t just consume, but I produce content as well. I have a blog, a Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram, Soundcloud page, and YouTube page.

People always ask me if I actually make any decent income from my activities online and if there is actually a worthwhile reason for it (especially my father!).

There seems to be a perception amongst many people that whatever you do online needs to directly bring in the money or else there won’t be any honey (sorry!).

I think everyone has been influenced just a little bit too much by Jason Tan, Sunny Tan, Gobala Krishnan, Fione Tan and Azizan Osman.

As much as the people above have found a successful way to make the Internet make direct income from the Internet, there are other ways too.

I’m a journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker and academic. And if you look at the content on my blog (and everything on my other social media channels), it’s that relatable content.

I write and produce blog entries that relate to journalism, the media, documentary filmmaking, and even social and current affairs commentary.

And through my social media channels, like Twitter and Instagram, I post observations relating to work and also retweet content that would be relevant to my profession.

Aside from a little bit of endorsement deals that I get and a small amount of WordPress and Google Ads traffic, my online work makes no significant financial income whatsoever.

But the indirect financial benefits definitely exist. [Click to read the full article at KopitiamEkonomi.Com]

 

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The Fat Bidin Vox Pop (Ep 4) – So how is the media covering the MH17 tragedy?


The issue this week ain’t no laughing matter. Zan and Aizyl Azlee talk about the MH17 tragedy and they meet people in the mean streets of Kuala Lumpur to see what they think… how the media has been covering it, if the victims’ families are given respect and privacy, and the differences and similarities between this tragedy and the one five months ago… MH370.

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The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 11) – So how is the media covering the MH17 tragedy?


The issue this week ain’t no laughing matter. Zan and Aizyl Azlee talk about the MH17 tragedy… how the media has been covering it, if the victims’ families are given respect and privacy, and the differences and similarities between this tragedy and the one five months ago… MH370.

*Watch The Fat Bidin Vox Pop video where Zan and Aizyl take to the mean streets of Malaysia to find out the people’s view on the topic!

For more episodes of The Fat Bidin Vox Pop: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1d-NZ0GhtntbufmCVanQ17tj7MT9y0e9

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Produced by FATBIDIN.COM and hosted by Zan Azlee and Aizyl Azlee.

This podcast is made available with the support of Intel Malaysia.

From Nothing to Something: How to Make Passion Work for You


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From Nothing to Something: How to Make Passion Work for You
By Zan Azlee

Many years ago, I wanted to make documentary films. Unfortunately, I had totally no clue of how to begin such a career and I didn’t know any way to go about it.

I wondered if there was a job I could look for in the newspaper’s classified ads that stated ‘documentary filmmaker’? No, I couldn’t. Believe me, I tried looking!

So what I decided to do was to just shamelessly declare myself a documentary filmmaker. Luckily for me, digital technology and the Internet were just about to boom during that time.

If I couldn’t apply for a job as a ‘documentary filmmaker’, I could just buy a cheap camera and make my own short (and long!) documentary films.

So, I turned my films into DVDs and just started handing it out to as many people as I could and also submitting to different film festivals and competitions.

Of course, I also started a YouTube page as well as a website and posted many of the films I made for people around to watch online.

It was definitely not my intention at that time, but I had inadvertently turned myself into an independent documentary filmmaker.

Slowly, my work began to obtain recognition. I had my own style too (or that’s what I like to believe!), which was being a one-man-crew.

I wrote, shot, edited and distributed my own films. And somehow, that allowed me to turn documentary filmmaking into a career.

Here’s how it worked. Once I had completed a film, I would approach broadcasters with a proposal to see if they’re interested in my story.

If they were, we would negotiate a deal and I would sell my programme to them for a fee. And here is where it got interesting for me. [Click to read the full article at KopitiamEkonomi.Com]

The Fat Bidin Vox Pop (Ep 3) – Trustworthiness of the Malaysian media… is plagiarism rampant?


We ask Subang dwellers how much trust they have in the Malaysian media. Especially after BERNAMA, the country’s national news agency, was recently accused of plagiarising an article from the Jakarta Globe about the Indonesian presidential elections. Is plagiarism rampant in the industry? Some think that all journalists do is sit in the office and write what they are told to!!

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