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Journalism dos and don'ts in terror situations

Journalism dos and don’ts in terror situations

As a consequence of the recent terror attacks that shocked Europe and Asia, terrorism was one of the major topics the International Journalism Festival focused on. On 9 April, 2016 one panel formed by academics, journalists and policy-makers discussed how newsrooms and journalists should address terrorism-related stories and prepare contingency plans in advance. Various aspects...
An interactive session on Google Advanced Search, Images and Trends

An interactive session on Google Advanced Search, Images and Trends

With digital media taking centre stage, ‘verification’ and ‘trend-based stories’ are two key elements that are being discussed and debated upon in newsrooms globally. While the traditional news practitioners focus on verifying every aspect of information including photographs, text and other elements, new media experts are also trying to strike a balance between traffic generating...
Does independence in journalism have a future?

Does independence in journalism have a future?

Five panelists from media development and crowd-funding sectors debated about ‘Does independence in journalism have a future?’ and answered various questions on the need to support investigative journalism. With the booming expansion of digital media, various facets of journalism including investigative reporting, beat reporting and focus on quality aspects of storytelling have faced the brunt with...