Journalism

A scribe’s-eye view of #Polis2015

Artist Silvia Alba came along to the Polis Journalism Conference 2015 and these were her impressions…

2015: A Post-TV election? Adam Boulton and Charlie Beckett

 

Digital Activism and Information Projects Bart Cammaerts, Michael Sani, Laura Townshend and Will Moy

 

Significance: What’ the big story of this election? Anne McElvoy, Isabel Hardman, Mary Ann Sieghart, Rafael Behr and Pat Kane

Election 2015: Making History for […]

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    But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

Notes from a Google-supported European Journalism Centre workshop in Hamburg on new ways of verifying user generated content for mainstream media organisations.

I wrote this in the London Observer last Sunday – I hope that the journalists who attend these kinds of workshops are making it come true:
“Newsrooms are investing in the new skills they need to carry out their […]

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How Bad Is Breaking News?

The Observer has published a debate between journalist Yvonne Roberts and yours truly about the quality of journalism today – especially when it comes to reporting disasters like the Germanwings incident. Read it here or click on the picture. I defend the work of the journalists…

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    In next week’s exciting blog post we will find out what happened to that brilliant new narrative device idea

In next week’s exciting blog post we will find out what happened to that brilliant new narrative device idea

I am fascinated by how changing journalism technologies can lead to new ways of creating content that almost redefine what ‘news’ can be. For example, thanks to the Internet we can know the fact of something – such as a plane crash – instantly and globally. So breaking ‘news’ becomes less about revealing the new fact and much more […]

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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. The BBC has published its guidance for coverage of the campaign which reflects in some detail how complicated it could […]

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