April 28, 2009

Frontline Club on Twitter

If you use the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter, you might be interested to know who is on Twitter from the Frontline blogs, how often they tweet and how to follow them. First up, you’ll need an account, Second, find and follow the bloggers that interest you most. Here’s a round up of Frontline bloggers […]

October 23, 2008

Press freedom report 2008

The 2008 Press Freedom Index was published on Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders. You can see a full listing of the rankings here, “The post-9/11 world is now clearly drawn,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Destabilised and on the defensive, the leading democracies are gradually eroding the space for freedoms. The economically most powerful dictatorships arrogantly […]

September 30, 2008

Mark Wood steps down from ITN

Mark Wood, chief executive of ITN, is to leave the television company after six years to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. The one time foreign correspondent will remain as Chairman of ITN for the time being. He entered the world of foreign correspondents in 1976. He joined ITN after a stint with Reuters in Vienna, […]

September 30, 2008

Foreign Policy bought by Washington Post

Foreign Policy magazine has been acquired by the Washington Post Company. Washington Post editor and foreign correspondent Susan Glasser will join the magazine as executive editor, “Foreign Policy is a terrific magazine, and I’m pleased it will become a part of our company,” said Donald E. Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington […]

September 30, 2008

Daniel Pearl jam session

FODfest, or Friends of Danny, is a concert tour to celebrate the life of Daniel Pearl, the WSJ journalist murdered in Pakistan in 2002. The first show takes place on what would have been Pearl’s 45th birthday on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, reports the […]

September 22, 2008

The Kurt Schork newsroom

Matt Von Pinnon writes about the building of a newsroom at Jamestown College campus in the United States in memory of Kurt Schork, the Reuters reporter who was killed on May 24, 2000 in Sierra Leone, The Kurt Schork Newsroom. In a retrofitted space in the basement of the college’s library, now sits a multimedia […]

September 17, 2008

Channel 4 foreign movers

Channel 4 News international editor, Lyndsey Hilsum, will return from China to London after the 2008 Paralympic games have finished. While foreign correspondent and occasional Frontline Club events chair Nick Paton Walsh moves to the channel’s Beijing bureau to become Asia correspondent. link

August 21, 2008

Bruce Wallace becomes LA Times Foreign editor

The LA Times blog reports that Bruce Wallace, Tokyo bureau chief for the Los Angeles paper, is to head the foreign desk with immediate effect, Bruce was based in Japan, but during the last four years he has been a kinetic firefighter, parachuting from hotspot to hotspot. He made two lengthy trips to Iraq, embedding […]

June 26, 2008

New job for Lara Logan

Lara Logan, CBS Chief foreign correspondent, is set to switch jobs and location. She will move from London to Washington D.C. Her new role will be Chief foreign affairs correspondent. However, she will still cover the war in Iraq and cover stories elsewhere, “She will still travel all over the world, but she will based […]

June 18, 2008

From Broadway to Baghdad

Campbell Robertson, New York Times Broadway gossip columnist, is heading to Iraq – “once the Tony’s are over” – for the United States leading broadsheet. Explaining the decision James Glanz, Baghdad Bureau Chief, says the paper could do with some fresh ideas, “Look, he’s an untraditional war correspondent the way a lot of us are,” […]

June 11, 2008

Guardian announces head of international news

Harriet Sherwood was appointed as head of international news at The Guardian today. Sherwood joined the paper in 1989 rising from sub to the position of Foreign editor five years ago. She is one of five new heads announced at the newspaper.

June 6, 2008

Wadah Khanfar to deliver Guardian keynote

Wadah Khanfar, the director general of al-Jazeera, will be giving the keynote speech at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival in August. He’ll be focussing on the superficial, immediate and unfiltered reporting that plagues what is called news coverage today, He will expand on his belief that international journalism is in need of a serious […]

June 5, 2008

dispatches set for launch

Dispatches, the new current affairs journal, launches at the Frontline Club tomorrow night – Friday 6 June at 8pm. It’s a quarterly publication focussing on global issues, in-depth reportage and superb photography. You are all invited to the launch, so come along if you can make it, Gary Knight, Simba Gill and Mort Rosenblum would […]

May 10, 2008

Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant Announced

Photographer Alexandra Boulat and her father Pierre, a Life magazine photographer, are to be remembered with an annual award created by VII the photo agency. The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant was announced this week and will help fund projects that need to be told, The annual grant will be made to a photographer whose […]

May 2, 2008

Roddy Scott remembered

Next week sees the launch of the first ever Nidderdale Book Festival. It will help raise funds for the Roddy Scott Foundation. Roddy was one of the original Frontline TV agency journalists before he was killed by Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 2002. Roddy came from Nidderdale. The festival, which runs until May 11, is […]

April 29, 2008

Overseas Press Club Awards 2008

See what happens when you go away for a few days… Another award ceremony. This time the Overseas Press Club. The awards were announced last Friday. Journalists working in conflict zones dominate the winner’s rostrum. Getty Images snappers scooped three photography awards and reporters on The New York Times received a total of six awards. […]

April 28, 2008

Johann Hari wins the Orwell

The Independent’s Johann Hari has won the Orwell Prize for journalism. One of the five stories the judges picked up on was his extraordinary piece about France’s role in the Central African Republic – if you haven’t already read it, do so – you won’t be disappointed. He thanked the stringers he has worked with […]

April 28, 2008

Journalists stamped

Five journalists feature on a new range of stamps issued by the US Postal Service. The stamps were announce last year and have just appeared. The journalists featured are: Rubén Salazar, a TV and Los Angeles Times reporter killed when covering a 1970 war protest in East Los Angeles. Martha Gellhorn, who covered the Spanish […]

April 23, 2008

Jay Price and Dick Gordon talk war

News & Observer reporter Jay Price will be in conversation with WUNC‘s Dick Gordon tonight at UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It promises to be an informal chat between two reporters – one print, the latter radio – about their experiences reporting war zones. Gordon worked mostly as a foreign correspondent during the […]

April 18, 2008

Richard Engel to NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent

Richard Engel will now serve as NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent. He previously worked as the channel’s Senior Middle East Correspondent and Beirut Bureau Chief since May 2006. According to the press release, he was also “one of the only western journalists to cover the entire war in Iraq”, “There aren’t enough superlatives to describe […]

April 11, 2008

Best of Photojournalism awards 2008

The results in the judging for Best of Photojournalism 2008 are now in. The winners in the International news category can be found here. Cedric Gerbehaye, working for Agence VU, and publsihed in Newsweek won second prize for the image from Congo above. For the full list of winners click through here.

April 11, 2008

Bayeux award for war correspondents

The call for candidates for the Bayeux award for war correspondents is open until 6 June. The radio, photo, television and print reportages must have been made between 1 June 2007 and 31 June 2008. There is a €7,600 prize for each category. The panel is always chaired by an experienced war correspondent who knows […]

April 10, 2008

Somali journalists win award

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUOSJ) received an award from the fifth assembly of World Movement for Democracy (WMD) in Kiev, Ukraine today. In what is turning out to be something of a media awards week the NUSOJ were presented with the Democracy Courage Tribute on behalf of all Somali Journalists. NUSOJ Secretary General […]

April 10, 2008

Bob Woodruff wins Pearl Award

On the back of winning a Peabody last week, Bob Woodruff has just been announced the winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Woodruff works for ABC and was seriously injured in a roadside bomb in Iraq in January, 2006, “We couldn’t find a more deserving recipient of this award […]

April 9, 2008

Photojournalist needed

I received a commercial request for a photojournalist. If you’re interested, read on I am contacting you on behalf of Sony Ericsson, who would like to commission a photojournalist with global credibility to write tips on taking a good photo e.g. how to use light to your advantage etc, to support the launch of their […]

April 8, 2008

Foreign correspondent of the year 2008

The British Press Awards have just announced that Ghaith Abdul-Ahad has won Foreign Correspondent of the year for 2008. Ghaith works for the Guardian newsaper and is a regular at the Frontline Club having taken part in the first club event in New York. Frontline Club members have a good record in the Foreign Correspondent […]

April 8, 2008

Pulitzer prize winners 2008

The Pulitzer prizes were announced last night. Among the winners are Steve Fainaru, from the Washington Post, who receives the prize for International Reporting for his reports on private security contractors operating in Iraq. Also, Reuters Bangkok senior snapper Adrees Latif wins the prize for Breaking news photography for his images of Japanese video journalist […]

April 3, 2008

Peabody Awards announced

The Peabody Awards were announced yesterday. Bob Woodruff is among the winners for his reporting from Iraq, “Severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Woodruff made wounded veterans and their struggle with recovery and red tape his special focus and served them well with his sensitive, dogged reporting,” the awards committee at the University […]

March 27, 2008

Virtual Vietnam Wall

The Vietnam Wall monument in Washington D.C. commemorates the lives of 58,256 American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War, or as the Vietnamese call it the American War. This week the wall goes online. is an interactive representation of the wall. the site seems to be having some teething problems at the moment, but […]

March 27, 2008

Pilger gets doctored

Author, journalist and documentary film maker John Pilger will recieve an honorary doctorate at Rhodes Universtity in Grahamstown in South Africa this coming Sunday according to the Daily Dispatch, Pilger, who already has several doctorates from universities around the world, will be given the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa. “Honouring a prolific and […]