Tuesday 5 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Transformations in Egyptian Journalism since the January 25 Revolution

This event is organised by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Followed by a drinks reception.
In this launch event for her new book, Naomi Sakr looks at recent transformations in Egyptian journalism, exploring diverse approaches to converged media and the place of participatory cross-media networks in expanding and developing the country’s body of professional journalists.

November 27, 2012 7:00 PM

Covering poverty in an indifferent world

Nearly 30 years on from Michael Buerk’s reporting from the famine in Ethiopia and the subsequent Live Aid, can a global audience be galvanised to act?

September 19, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Ryszard Kapuściński: Where does journalism end and literature begin?

Voted journalist of the century in his native Poland, Ryszard Ryszard Kapuściński renowned across the globe for his coverage of the developing world during the final stages of European colonialism in the ’60s and ’70s .

We will be joined by a panel including Artur Domoslawski the author of Ryszard Kapuściński: A Life to discuss the work of this renowned journalist and his influence on journalism today. We will be asking to what extent Kapuściński blurred the line between journalism and literature.

August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Frontline: Reporting from the world’s deadliest places

Frontline News Television founders Peter Jouvenal and the Frontline Club’s Vaughan Smith will tell the thrilling story of the agency with clips from the footage they and their colleagues recorded on the front line. This event is free to attend but please register in advance.

January 11, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED On the media: Becoming a freelance foreign correspondent

This event is now fully booked but you will be able to watch it live here and follow the discussion on #fcfreelance.

With uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa setting a relentless pace in this year’s news agenda, media outlets have frequently turned to freelances to cover events in countries where they are without staff bureaus and wire services.

The Frontline Club, in association with the BBC College of Journalism, will be bringing together a panel of freelances who will discuss the practicalities of life as a freelance foreign correspondent from setting up in a country to finding and pitching stories and dealing with the realities of conflict.

July 26, 2011 8:15 PM

FULLY BOOKED Phone hacking – ethics and tabloid journalism


The closure of the News of the World following further revelations that schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone was allegedly hacked by private investigators has failed to draw a line under the growing crisis.

The print media has long defended its freedom from outside regulation. Is there a future for statutory regulation of the press or is it time for the Press Complaints Commission to be scrapped as actor and recent privacy crusader Hugh Grant has claimed?

Join us at the Frontline Club with an expert panel to discuss this ever-deepening scandal, as we consider what ‘hackgate’ might mean for the future of British journalism.

February 22, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Masterclass: The Art of the Interview

Rottweiler or poodle? Good cop or bad cop? What is the best way for journalists to get a good interview?
We will joined by interviewer, film analyst, writer, mentor to screenwriters and conversationalist Warren Etheredge to discuss his thought-provoking ideas and tips about interviewing and his assertion that a great interview needs more than tough questioning.

January 11, 2011 7:00 PM

On the Media: WikiLeaks – Holding up a mirror to journalism?

Throughout 2010 whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange were making headlines with the release of classified documents. Both the leaks and the controversy surrounding Assange have been covered extensively by the media. For the first On the Media discussion of the year we are going to be putting the spotlight on the media and asking what the WikiLeaks operation and the media coverage of it tells us about the press.

November 23, 2010 7:00 PM

On the Media: Mort Rosenblum – Little Bunch of Madmen

Since 1965 Mort Rosenblum has covered war and peace on seven continents: civil strife, velvet revolution, climate chaos, and everything in between. As Associated Press special correspondent, he’s been shot at, locked up, lied to and shaken down. Rosenblum will be joining us to look back on the last forty years that form the lessons and stories of Little Bunch of Madmen. He will be joined on stage by celebrated foreign correspondent Jon Swain, the discussion will be chaired by author and broadcaster Tom Fenton. If you are a young aspiring journalist this is an event and a book not to be missed.

August 12, 2010 7:00 PM

The data revolution: How WikiLeaks is changing journalism

Download this episode View in iTunes The controversy surrounding WikiLeaks’ historic release of more than 70,000 classified US military documents on the war in Afghanistan has not died down. But one thing is certain: online data and its dissemination is changing journalism and the relationship betwen public and power. In this special event, we ask: […]

Wednesday 16th September, 2009

On the Media: Myth and reality in Russian journalism

Join us for a discussion with eminent Russian media experts Oleg Panfilov and Manana Aslamazyan that will examine the reality of the Russian media and the possibilities for genuinely investigative and critical journalism.

Tuesday 8th September, 2009

On the Media: Access Denied

Frequently barred from the frontline, journalists are increasingly reliant on video footage, Twitter and email. What are the challenges when this is the only source of information? What happens when there are no images coming out and journalists can’t get in, particularly as governments become increasingly savvy in new media and public relations techniques?
Join us for a panel discussion in association with the BBC College of Journalism.
With: Richard Sambrook, director of the BBC’s Global News division:
Adrian Wells, head of foreign news, Sky News; Jean SeatonProfessor of Media History at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute

Monday 8th June, 2009

On the Media MPs expenses: a triumph for journalism?

Join us at the Frontline Club to discuss the implications of the MPs’ expenses story for independent journalism.

Wednesday 25th June, 2008

Insight with Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian: Getting it Right on the Left

Stephen Sackur talks to Alan Rusbridger about his role as one of Fleet Street’s longest-serving  editors. What have been the high and low points during his time on the paper? How is The Guardian coping with the challenges facing print? With major changes taking place within The Guardian and the biggest editorial overhaul in the paper’s history, will The Guardian’s multi-media strategy be enough to survive the current climate?

Tuesday 20th May, 2008

Talk and Screening: Anybody Here Been Raped and Speaks English? FULLY BOOKED

Among those taking part will be broadcaster John Simpson (BBC), journalist Marie Colvin (The Sunday Times), journalist Christopher Dickey (Newsweek), film director Roman Polanski (taped), journalist Olivier Todd (former BBC Paris Correspondent), literary agent Ed Victor (taped), documentary maker Jeffrey Lee (former BBC Correspondent producer) journalist Jonathan Randal (former Washington Post correspondent), Richard Mayne and film producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor – taped).
The evening will be chaired by film-maker Anthony Geffen who worked with Edward Behr on several documentary projects including the acclaimed and controversial film Hirohito: Behind The Myth.

Friday 2nd May, 2008

FULL – World Press Freedom Day Debate: New Media is Killing Journalism

As newspapers wrestle with declining circulation and the rise of the new media, is the profession behind the headlines in jeopardy?

Thursday 28th February, 2008

The News Carers: Are aid groups doing too much real newsgathering? – NEW YORK — FULLY BOOKED

Are the media relying too much on aid groups and NGOs to provide pictures and video of the world’s forgotten crises? Or does it make no difference where we source our material? Does the public even know the difference?

Wednesday 27th February, 2008

Frontline Confidential with Nick Davies – Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media – FULLY BOOKED

Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies breaks Fleet Street’s unwritten rule and investigates his own colleagues, discovering that he works in “a corrupt profession”.

Tuesday 5th February, 2008

Insight with Jeremy Paxman – the Art of Asking the Right Question – FULLY BOOKED

Award winning journalist and TV presenter gives his opinions on the media, current affairs, politics and politicians.

Tuesday 29th January, 2008

Insight with Christina Lamb – the Flak Jacket in my Wardrobe – covering stories from Pakistan to Zimbabwe – FULLY BOOKED

Award-winning journalist Christina Lamb talks about how a friendship with Benazir Bhutto led to 20 years spent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and Zimbabwe reporting on wars, politics, famines and dictators. FULLY BOOKED.

Tuesday 4th December, 2007

An evening with Sir David Frost: from Nixon to Al Jazeera – FULLY BOOKED

Legendary TV presenter, interviewer, producer and author, Sir David Frost talks about his remarkable career in television.

Thursday 3rd May, 2007

Media Talk marking World Press Freedom Day: Blogging – Self-exposure or Self-expression?

Political bloggers may share the media landscape with journalists but they don’t necessarily inhabit the same space – they live in an unregulated twilight zone where anything goes.

Wednesday 25th April, 2007

NEW: Media Talk: Are too many media workers dying to get the story?

Each day fears grow for the safety of the BBC’s Alan Johnston, kidnapped in Gaza more than five weeks ago. Frontline vigorously applauds efforts to release him and is concerned about the safety of local journalists, staff and freelances.

Thursday 19th April, 2007

Foreign Editors Roundtable: The Truth About Foreign News

Meet the UK’s leading newspaper foreign editors as they discuss breaking stories, the problems of reporting from war zones and the value of foreign news.