social media

Friday 17 March 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: How to Tweet – Mastering Social Media

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 11 November, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: How to Tweet – Mastering Social Media

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 18 March 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: How to Tweet – Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 11 September 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 24 April 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 23 January 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Wednesday 3 December 2014, 7:00 PM

Documenting Disasters: Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami

On Boxing Day 2004, a deadly tsunami originating in the Indian Ocean struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. The results were devastating: almost 250,000 people died and scenes of the tsunami striking and the aftermath dominated the news. It became one of the most well-documented natural disasters in history. For a two-part evening, in partnership with Christian Aid and featuring work by Tim Hetherington, we will be reflecting on the developments we have seen since the Indian Ocean tsunami and how communication around natural disasters has evolved.


Friday 28 November 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Old Dog, New Tricks – Journalism at internet speeds

This one-day SecDev workshop will help you apply traditional journalism to an interconnected digital environment. With this aim in mind, participants will learn the skills used by intelligence agencies of search and discovery, data collection, source verification, understanding networks and data analysis.


Friday 12 September 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Monday 19 May 2014, 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Disruptive Technology: Disruptive Journalism

[user generated content: the source and the story]

The social fabric of cyberspace is as important as the physical world. From commerce to sex, every interaction is mirrored online. Traditional media feel left behind by bloggers, social media, and the race into cyberspace – but that race has just begun. The next-generation news organisation will be agile and smart. It will apply the trusted techniques of traditional journalism to the online world. Speed is just as important as accuracy – and both can be won.

The SecDev training programme considers how journalism has changed, and offers solutions for media professionals to break the news without compromising credibility and integrity in a real-time digital age.


Tuesday 20 May 2014, 7:00 PM

Insight with Rafal Rohozinski: Redefining News

This event is in partnership with BBC World Service.

Cyber pioneer Rafal Rohozinski will be joining us in conversation with Robin Pembrooke, head of product at BBC News Online, to explore what the next generation news organisation will look like and the techniques and technology that they will be using. We will be discussing the possibilities they present as well as the challenges in ensuring the validity and accuracy of content.

The event will follow a day long workshop on Monday 19 May, for details see here.


Tuesday 18 February to Thursday 20 February

Opening Frontline Club Romania

On Tuesday 18 February Vaughan Smith will attend the official opening of Frontline Club Bucharest in The Institute Cafe, which will serve as a home for upcoming debates and screenings in Romania. Over the course of three evenings, an impressive and challenging line up of speakers will debate issues ranging from the current situation in Ukraine to the role of social media in journalism. These first events will serve as a taster for future discussions that will take place in Bucharest as part of the Frontline Club’s International Parters programme.


Friday 23 May 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 24 January 2014, 10.00AM-5.00PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 24 May 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March 2013

Between the Lines: breaking boundaries in documenting the world

Between The Lines is a three-day external event taking place at the Rich Mix, exploring the challenges facing documentary makers, investigative journalists and citizen reporters in the new media landscape.


November 21, 2012

From Cast Lead to Pillar of Defense: How the IDF has learnt to communicate war in Gaza online

In 2009, I wrote a blog post arguing that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had “fallen off the social media bandwagon”. Their digital media campaign in support of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza was hastily conceived, unimaginative and anti-‘social’. New tools were used to disseminate traditional military messages with little regard for a new online […]


July 10, 2012

British Army investigating ‘racist’ tweet to Lily Allen

A Twitter user claiming to be serving in the British Army has sent an allegedly racist tweet to Lily Allen.   Earlier today, Harry Wilson sent the following message to the singer (@lilyrosecooper) who has 3.5 million followers:   Allen subsequently complained to the British Army indicating that Wilson should be "disciplined".    Wilson initially retweeted reaction […]


May 15, 2012

Is it time for a global conversation on free speech?

By Helena Williams Social media. Free speech. Democracy. These were the buzzwords of 2011, where international movements like the Arab Spring were said to have been fuelled by the power to communicate with one another without hindrance.  The year of unrest has put the spotlight on the role of the internet and social media in challenging […]


April 10, 2012

An ocean of data and the future of social media analysis

Data is the future, if it’s not already the present. At a recent press conference announcing US military investment in ‘Big Data’ projects, the acting director for DARPA noted that the Atlantic Ocean contains 100 billion, billion gallons of water.  Kaigham Gabriel went on to state that "if each gallon of water represented a byte […]


April 5, 2012

“Brief and largely transatlantic”: Visualising #Kony2012 on Twitter

Yesterday at the Frontline Club, there was a discussion about Invisible Children’s controversial Kony2012 video. Whatever else you think about it (and a lot of people have a lot of thoughts), the campaign has succeeded in raising awareness of the crimes of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. I just thought I’d take the opportunity to flag […]


March 23, 2012

POLIS 2012: Reporting Revolution

I’m at the POLIS Journalism Conference where we have been talking about Reporting Revolution with the BBC’s Lyse Doucet, Lindsey Hilsum from Channel 4 and Tom Coghlan at The Times.  "An extraordinary time to be a journalist" All the panellists expressed their excitement at covering the Arab Spring. Tom Coghlan began by comparing the limitations […]


March 14, 2012

Behind the scenes: social media at the Israel Defence Forces

This is an extended news report on the Israel Defence Forces’ social media activities including interviews with the soldiers updating the various IDFSpokesperson accounts. The video is a year old, but I’ve been looking for this sort of material for a while. The IDF started with a blog and a YouTube channel in 2008 during Operation Cast […]


March 14, 2012

Apps for the Paps

  By Thomas Lowe It could have made no sense. But with a gently-gently approach to explaining new apps and why they exist, the gap between the journo geeks and the journo technophobes was momentarily bridged – with a little help from the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. Empowerment: Former photographer for the dailies, Christian […]


March 6, 2012

The promise and peril of the Arab revolution

“’It came out of nowhere because of Facebook and Google’ is not true. It was a long time coming.”


March 5, 2012

Just for YOU: NATO launches WE-NATO social media platform

NATO has launched a new interactive social media platform called WE-NATO. It’s primarily a WordPress blog which will attempt to encourage an "eye level conversation with netizens out there in the web". WE-NATO also wants to livestream a series of talks and conduct video interviews in the run up to the NATO summit in Chicago […]


March 2, 2012

Defending collaboration, with A. A. Gill and Tom Craig

View event here. By Alan Selby The advent of new media has seen an increasing pressure placed upon journalists to become multidisciplinary, but often to the detriment of each medium. During an evening moderated by David Campany, reader in photography at Westminster University, writer A. A. Gill and photographer Tom Craig mounted an impassioned defence […]


February 29, 2012

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: […]


February 14, 2012

Frontline screening: Tweets from Tahrir

    By: Will Turvill The Frontline Club last night hosted an exclusive screening of an Al Jazeera documentary Tweets from Tahrir. The film, set to be broadcast on the network for the first time on Thursday, portrays the uprising in Egypt from the perspective of five Twitter users active in the Tahrir Square protests. […]


February 9, 2012

“Welcome to Syria”: Embedding with ‘citizen journalists’

This Al Jazeera English report on Syria’s citizen journalists is interesting.  When people in the media industry talk about "embedded journalists" they usually mean journalists embedding with military units. It is, of course, possible to ’embed’ with other people or organisations and it is perhaps a sign of the times that ‘journalists’ like Jane Ferguson are […]