Tag: journalism

  • The hazards of war reporting from the other side of the world

    Inspired by Alastair Leithead’s very insightful piece on The hazards of war reporting from the Libyan frontline, I’ve been meaning to write about my own experience of the Libyan revolutionary war as a journalist. Now that the world has witnessed the end of Muammar Qadhafi in all its grimness, I can’t put this off any…

  • Making video material verifiable – identifiable features

    Reading Journalism and a world in transition: Wadah Khanfar’s James Cameron memorial lecture I thought I’d pick out this passage which relates to how Syrian activists have helped make material easier to verify: The repetitive doubting, for instance by the Syrian authorities, of what al-Jazeera transmits of news and pictures received via Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and…

  • Newsgathering in the open

    My tweets from a discussion with Andy Carvin and Jay Rosen on the nature of Andy’s twitter work: is it newsgathering or news reporting?

  • The best tools for note taking

    I’ve still not found anything to beat pen and paper

  • Vanity Fair, the Lockerbie deal and building branding trust

    This is an impressive piece of journalism that you should read: The Lockerbie Deal. No matter what platform you put it on the quality of writing and research shines through. Here’s the summary of what to expect: “A Vanity Fair investigation reveals new details about the business interests and private dealings that lay behind the…