Reflections with Darren Conway
Described as “the foremost television cameraman of his generation”, Darren Conway, or DC as he is widely known, has been documenting global events for two decades. He has received the RTS award for best news cameraman six times and earlier this year he was awarded an OBE for services to British broadcast journalism. He will be joining Vin Ray in conversation to reflect on a career capturing some of the most poignant pictures of the past 20 years.
Reflections with John Simpson: An escape from sub-editing
By Merryn Johnson As Vin Ray introduced BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson to an audience at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 15 January, he joked that the evening would be a cross between ‘This Is Your Life’ and ‘Desert Island Discs’.
Reflections with John Pilger: “Journalism was an enormous privilege”
By Helena Williams Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger cannot explain what has driven him to travel the world and cover some of its most important stories for the past half century. From being the youngest journalist to be named Journalist of the Year – and winning the award twice – to witnessing numerous conflicts – Pilger’s […]
FULLY BOOKED Reflections with John Pilger
In association with BBC College of Journalism
Renowned investigative journalist, author and documentary film-maker John Pilger will be joining us in conversation with broadcaster, journalist and writer Charles Glass to look back on half a century of reporting from around the world.
Frei at The Frontline Club
By Alan Selby A packed house at The Frontline Club heard Matt Frei regale them with tales from his long and illustrious career. The former BBC Washington correspondent, recently poached by Channel 4 News, was on fine form as he spoke to former BBC executive Vin Ray about more than 20 years with the BBC: […]
Reflections: Matt Frei
In association with BBC College of Journalism
Newly-appointed to Channel 4 News as Washington correspondent, Matt Frei, will be in conversation with former BBC executive Vin Ray to look back over nearly two decades at the BBC before his move was announced in May last year.
Reflections: Alex Crawford
Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the event here. By Thomas Lowe Three time winner of the Royal Television Society Journalist of the year award, Sky special correspondent Alex Crawford spoke on trauma, risk, the tools of her trade and why she would rather eat her own liver than be a presenter. The […]
FULLY BOOKED Reflections: Alex Crawford
Alex Crawford‘s coverage from Libya won her widespread praise after she travelled into the conflict with rebel forces. The first journalist to make it into the city of Tripoli after it fell to rebel forces, she coloured her career further with the occasional arrest, detainment, bullet, IED, tear-gassing and mortar shell.
She will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with former BBC executive Vin Ray to take a look back over her career as a foreign correspondent.
Reflections: Martin Bell at the Frontline Club
Veteran war correspondent and winner of the Royal Television Society’s Reporter of the Year Award, Martin Bell has reported from over 80 countries and 11 wars in his time as a BBC journalist. Making his name in journalism for his work during the Vietnam war, and later on as an Independent MP for Tatton in 1997 during a landslide win against the Conservatives.
He will be joining former BBC executive Vin Ray to take a look back at his career as a journalist, MP and UNICEF Ambassador.
Getting back into the swing of things – September at Frontline Club
Tomorrow night is a First Wednesday Special in association with BBC Arabic: with a panel including the New Statesman‘s Mehdi Hasan and former diplomat Carne Ross, we will be discussing how the world has changed since the terrorist attacks almost ten years ago and ways the response to 9/11 might continue to shape our future. We will also […]
Paul Mason: journalism and the power of the network
He’s a self confessed “geek” who bought a Sinclair Spectrum computer with his first wage packet and says the arrival of the internet was "like Christmas". So it’s not suprising that BBC Newsnight‘s economics editor Paul Mason embraced social media with enthusiasm. One of the first BBC journalists to start a blog, Mason said during […]
Paul Mason on the art of telling stories and capturing the “unadorned truth”
Watch live streaming video from frontlineclub at livestream.com By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi Paul Mason, the music teacher turned Newsnight economics editor, shared some trade secrets at the Frontline Club last night as part of its Reflection series in association with the BBC College of Journalism. Mason, whose first live report for the BBC was on 9/11 […]
Reflections: Paul Mason
Paul Mason will be at the Frontline Club in conversation with Matthew Eltringham, editor of the BBC College of Journalism website and events to discuss a career which has seen him cover the corporate scandals at Enron and Worldcom and stories as diverse as Hurricane Katrina, gang violence on Merseyside, the social impact of mobile phones in Africa and the rise of Aymara nationalism in Bolivia. His groundbreaking reports on the rise of China as an economic power won him the Wincott Award in 2003.
Reflections: Bill Neely – Northern Ireland’s Troubles to uprising in Libya
In the latest of our Reflections series, Bill Neely ITV News” international editor, will be joining us in conversation with former BBC executive Vin Ray.
Looking back at a career that includes covering major stories around the world since 2002 and posts in Europe, Washington Bill Neely will discuss the stories that he has covered and the work and people that have inspired him.
Looking ahead to the week’s screenings and talks at Frontline Club
Monday’s screening Defusing Human Bombs takes us into Pakistan’s Sabaoon School, where young boys are rehabilitated and helped back into normal life after years of indoctrination at the hands of theTaliban and grooming for suicide missions. A year on from the first broadcast of The Baha’is of Iran, which coincided with further persecution of the community, BBC Persian will screening […]
The art of turning television into magic: Bill Neely in Haiti
This report by Bill Neely showing the incredible rescue of Janette Samfour from the ruins of Port-au-Prince in January 2010 won the ITV News international editor a news coverage BAFTA in the same year. Referring to the "art of the news package" BBC political editor Nick Robinson recently described Bill Neely as one of […]
Reflections: Nick Robinson
In the sixth of this series of events in which journalists discuss the stories that have impacted them most and the journalists whose work has helped shape their careers. BBC political editor Nick Robinson will be in conversation with former BBC executive Vin Ray.
Reflections: Lindsey Hilsum
In association with the BBC College of Journalism, the Frontline Club is bringing top journalists who are expert in their field and craft, to talk about their stories and the journalism that has shaped their careers. In the fifth of this inspiring new series Vin Ray, director of the BBC College of Journalism, will be in conversation with International Editor for Channel 4 News Lindsey Hilsum.
POSTPONED Reflections: Allan Little
In association with the BBC College of Journalism, the Frontline Club is bringing top journalists who are expert in their field and craft, to talk about their stories and the journalism that have shaped their careers.
In the first of this new series Vin Ray, director of the BBC College of Journalism, will be in conversation with BBC special correspondent Allan Little.