Startups for Journalists: PositionDial

PositionDial – what’s yours? Post by Mariam Cook Where do you stand? Why? And what are you doing about it? Citizen’s views must be heard, debated, contested, and taken account of, for democracy to truly function. So said Habermas’s work on the public sphere. With the advent of the internet – we have the opportunity to speak, to reach one […]

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Startups for Journalists: The News Hub

News Must Be Free Post by William Stolerman Imagine you’re launching a news platform. Imagine you’ve got the chance to design the platform from scratch. Imagine print had never existed. Imagine the digital age was the only one you’d ever known. Would you charge users for access? The answer should be ‘no’.The problem, as shown by Matter, a long-form journalism […]

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Startups for Journalists: Sourcefabric

Daniel James writes documentation for Sourcefabric, a non-profit organisation creating free and open source software for journalists. It has developed tools for independent media projects in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet bloc, and does implementation work for news organisations around the world. Print / PDF / Email

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Mark Watts

Mr Watts is the Editor-in-Chief of Exaro and the co-founder of the FOIA Centre, which specialises in ‘open-access law’ research. He works as a journalist, author and television presenter and previously has worked as a reporter at several national newspapers. He has been responsible for revelations about MI6 lobbying, political party funding and is the author of ‘The Fleet […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with George Brock

George Brock is a professor and head of journalism at City University. He is the former managing editor of The Times. Professor Brock is a member of the executive board of the International Press Institute, chairman of the IPI’s British committee, and a board member of the World Editors Forum. He is the author of ‘Out of Print: Newspapers, […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Eric Newton

Eric Newton is senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which funds ideas that promote quality journalism and media innovation, based on a principle that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. A former managing editor of the Oakland Tribune, he is also author of the innovative digital educational book […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with James Dean

James Dean is a business reporter for The Times, where he has carried out undercover investigative work to break stories including the Lloyds payment protection insurance (PPI) selling scandal. He will be speaking at the Polis Annual Conference on Friday 28th March, on a panel focused on discussing how journalists sometimes have to ‘cross the line’ in pursuit of a story […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Fatima El Issawi

Polis research fellow Fatima El Issawi speaks about her new report on post-uprising Egyptian Media: “Egyptian Media Under Transition: In the name of the regime… In the name of the people?”

The report will be launched on Friday March 28th at the Polis Annual Journalism Conference. Free tickets, as well as information on our line-up, are available here. Our keynote speakers are […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Cathy Newman

Cathy Newman is a presenter at Channel 4 News. Last year, she broke the story of allegations against life peer and former Liberal Democrat Chief Executive Lord Rennard of inappropriate behaviour towards women. Having been refused an interview with Nick Clegg on multiple occasions, her persistent attempts to get in touch with the Lib Dem party leader have attracted attention: […]

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Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Jonathan Stray

Ahead of the Polis Annual Journalism Conference on Friday March 28th, we are interviewing some of our speakers. Jonathan Stray is the man behind Overview, a project from the Associated Press that aims to help journalists find stories in large quantities of documents. The tool uses keyword searches to automatically sort documents according to topic, making patterns and trends far […]

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