March 24, 2008

Defence editor required

Recruitment agency Media Contacts runs an advert in The Guardian looking for a Defence editor. Does this sound like you? Are you an expert in defence? Then this defence editor position is exactly what you are looking for. This is a chance to use your knowledge on defence on the leading weekly title on defence. […]

March 20, 2008

Nomination call for 2008 Kurt Schork Awards

The nomination phase for the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism is now open and the deadline for receipt of entries is June 1, 2008. Local reporters from non OECD or EU countries and freelancers are eligible to enter, Two $5,000 prizes are awarded each year, one to a local reporter covering local stories in […]

March 20, 2008

Terry Lloyd’s widow demands truth

In an interview to be broadcast tonight on ITV Lynn Lloyd, the widow of ITN war reporter Terry Lloyd who was killed by American troops in March 2003, says she wants to know the name of the man who killed her husband, A coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest into his […]

March 12, 2008

Online Free Expression Day

Reporters without Borders today launch the first Online Free Expression Day. This will be an annual event happening every March 12 to help protect bloggers who are increasingly targeted in countries with state controlled media. The campaign focuses on Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, North Korea, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam, “Today, the first time this […]

February 23, 2008

Winners Of 2007 George Polk Awards

The George Polk Awards were announced this week. The categories change each year, but in foreign news reporting the winners are, Senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto, producer Angus Hines and cameraman/producer Tom Murphy for the program “ABC World News with Charles Gibson” will share the George Polk Award for Television Reporting. Last fall, Sciutto and […]

February 22, 2008

Frontline photographer wins award

Sean Smith was one of the winners at the Royal Television Society (RTS) journalism awards for 2007 for his report for Channel 4 News, ITN and Guardian Film’s called Iraq: Apache Company, The report by Guardian photographer Sean Smith – narrated by Channel 4 reporter Keme Nzerem – beat competition from Newsnight and al-Jazeera English, […]

February 15, 2008

Dozier secures sacred cat

The Milwaukee Press Club announces that CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier is to become the 2008 Sacred Cat Award honoree. The Sacred Cat Award has been doled out annually since 1973. It recognizes excellence in journalism at the national level. Dozier will accept the award at the club’s annual Gridiron Dinner, April 26, at the […]

February 12, 2008

Julius Strauss joins From the Frontline

Former war reporter, Julius Strauss is now blogging here at From the Frontline. Julius started his war reporting career as a freelance snapper during the Serbo-Croat and Bosnian wars. In 1996 he became the Daily Telegraph’s Balkans Correspondent. After covering the aftermath of the Bosnian war and the war in Kosovo he worked in Romania, […]

February 8, 2008

Tim Hetherington wins 2008 World Press Photo Award

Great to hear that Frontline club founding member – the photographer Tim Hetherington – has won the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2008 for the photo above. Tim has previously presented his pictures and talked about them at the Frontline Club, The international jury of the 51st annual World Press Photo Contest selected a color […]

February 5, 2008

Lawrence Kaplan launches World Affairs

Politico discusses the launch of a new quarterly called World Affairs with Lawrence Kaplan. Kaplan has reported from Iraq for The New Republic six times. He hopes that World Affairs contributors “can explain the world to people like me, who really don’t know what to believe anymore.” The ten member editorial board includes Christopher Hitchens, […]

January 28, 2008

Vaughan Smith up for a Guardian gong

OK. Here’s some great news. Club founder and journalist whizz of the old school, Vaughan Smith, is up for a gong at the inaugural Media Guardian Innovation Awards, or MEGAs, for his live blogging, video reports, twittering and picture taking from the frontline on this very blog. He is up against two other blogs in […]

January 21, 2008

Alan Johnston back at work

Alan Johnston gets back to work today. He’ll be the new presenter of From Our Own Correspondent for BBC World Service. Kate Adie, who currently presents the BBC Radio 4 version which is aimed at a British audience, will continue to present that edition. The Press Gazette has more, Commenting on his new job, Johnston […]

January 10, 2008

From Persia to politics

Former NBC war reporter Arthur Kent who earned the nickname “Scud Stud” during the 1992 Gulf War is moving into politics. He’ll be running as a Conservative candidate in Calgary, “After 36 years as a reporter, much of it spent as a foreign correspondent witnessing the downside of gridlock and geopolitical conflict and war, I’ve […]

December 19, 2007

Win a bag

The good folk at enter the seasonal spirit with a win a bag competition for journalists – not just any bag, not just any competition. Entrants will need to demonstrate, evidence of innovative online multimedia use to deliver a piece of journalism – relating in some way to travel. It could be a piece […]

December 7, 2007

Alan Johnston leads media feeedom conference

Alan Johnston, former BBC corrrespondent in Gaza, recently held hostage, will speak on the problems of reporting conflict at a major NUJ conference, ‘New Threats to Media Freedom – how we fight back’ on 26 January. Building on the success of the union’s Journalism Matters campaign, the conference, sponsored by NUJ London Freelance Branch, is […]

December 7, 2007

Lyse Doucet lands news award

BBC Foreign Correspondent Lyse Doucet wins in the news and current affairs category of the Women in Film and Television (WFTV) awards announced today.