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    This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This year’s UK election is going to be one of the hardest elections to report for decades, and yet for some journalists it could also be the easiest. Either way, it’s going to be a fascinating story to cover.
Next month’s free annual Polis Journalism Conference (27 March) will bring 50 journalists from a range of platforms to talk about the issues […]

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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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