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POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World (March 23rd) #polis12

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME – FIND LINKS TO VIDEO HERE   Here is the Polis Journalism Conference schedule – we start promptly at 9am but bear in mind it is subject to change! The topics will include debates in the main auditorium looking at journalism about Revolutions,  The Economy, Europe,  and Newspapers After Leveson. There will be parallel sessions in a second venue, […]


Public Service Broadcasting: Is the Golden Era Still to Come? (guestblog)

With the BBC apparently under siege it’s easy to think that public service broadcasting as a concept is also threatened. But there is no reason why we can’t chose to have more, not less, argues one eminent expert. POLIS intern Beth Lowell reports. Is the Golden Era of public service broadcasting still to come? According to Professor Caroline Pauwels the […]

November 28th, 2010|Journalism|0 Comments|

What Is Quality In Networked Journalism?

This is a rough draft of an article I am writing on the idea of ‘quality’ in journalism in the digital, Internet, Networked Age. Outdated concept or vital idea? These are my opening and unfinished thoughts. Essentially, the traditional mainstream media definition of quality was a mixture of cultural and political or class assumptions. Quality journalism was for quality people: educated, […]

March 12th, 2010|Media|4 Comments|

The Post Bureaucratic Age: What Can Journalism Do?

  As the conference showed it can create more responsive, efficient and imaginative government by harnessing the knowledge and participation of the public. A kind of networked citizenship to match my idea of networked journalism. But hang on, to be ‘post’ something you have to identify what you are moving past.


The decade of difference: now you decide the media future

Ten years I saw the millennium out at midnight on top of Parliament Hill in north London, looking forward to a new job at Channel 4 News and enjoying the return to my home city London after eight years in Oxford. I would never have guessed how my life and my industry would have changed since then. I lived and […]