Category Archives: Conference Blog

Apr 11 2014

Startups for Journalists: PositionDial

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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 … Continue reading

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Apr 9 2014

Startups for Journalists: The News Hub

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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 … Continue reading

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Apr 7 2014

Startups for Journalists: Sourcefabric

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 31 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Mark Watts

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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. … Continue reading

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Mar 31 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with George Brock

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 24 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Eric Newton

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 23 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with James Dean

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Fatima El Issawi

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Cathy Newman

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Jonathan Stray

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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 … Continue reading

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