Tag Archives: Journalism

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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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 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 16 2014

The invention of news – how the world came to know about itself (book review)

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If you’ve been on this planet recently and have access to electricity, you are probably familiar with the assertion that ‘the Internet is the most important invention since Printing’. Indeed, for journalism scholars, looking back to Gutenberg can be a … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Alice Ross

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Ahead of the Polis Annual Journalism Conference on Friday March 28th, we are interviewing some of our speakers.  Alice Ross leads The Bureau for Investigative Journalism’s work on drones. The Covert Drone War project is based on a database of … Continue reading

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Feb 10 2014

The eternal battle between flaks & hacks, French style (lots of champagne involved)

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A French student of mine has a friend in public relations and a friend in journalism in Paris. The ‘relationniste‘ and the ‘journaliste’ had an exchange about the failings of each other’s ‘profession’. Apart from references to champagne and a couple … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2014

Mohammed ‘Mo’ Amin: A pioneer in African journalism?

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This week,  Polis hosted a screening of the documentary ‘Mo & Me’ followed by a Q&A with its producer, Salim Amin, and chaired by Dr Wendy Willems.  Blog post by Priyanka Deo, Polis reporter “I’m not afraid of the bullet … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2013

The philosophy of the new news

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News as a profession is unphilosophical. It is full of ideas – even ideas about itself – but it rarely frames that thinking in terms of either classical or modern philosophical theory or discourse. In journalism, the phrase ‘philosophical’ is … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2013

Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists

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Twitter is a good example of a social media network tool that can make journalism much more efficient and also more open. It improves journalists’ connective potential, to gather news, opinion and attention but also to disseminate their own content … Continue reading

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