January 23, 2013

How to gain commercial success – Third party: PhotoTALK with WPO

By Sally Ashley-Cound For the second PhotoTALK event with the World Photography Organisation the subject was how to gain commercial success. Discussing this topic at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 22 January, chaired by designer Stuart Smith, were the managing director of Balcony Jump Management Tim Paton, Magnum Photos photographer Chien-Chi Chang, director of Panos […]

February 16, 2011

How Twitter and Facebook are changing protests and journalism

    By Will Spens The recent demonstrations across the Arab world, unrest in Ireland, Greece and France and the student protests in Britain have highlighted what appears to be an unprecedented revolt against power structures around the world. Chaired by Steve Crawshaw, author and international advocacy director for Amnesty International, the discussion focused on […]

November 17, 2009

Emergency workers and reporters

Last Friday I went to talk to the students who are going to be emergency service officials – and talked to them about interaction with reporters on an emergency site. It was pretty interesting I dare say. Prior to that I consulted with my former journalism students and working reporters on what we might want emergency workers […]

February 17, 2009

New semester

Today was the first class of the new (spring) semester – the second (semester) for me as I teach Psychology of Trauma for Journalists at Moscow State University. The students are very nice. There were just 5 of them – the class is too early in the morning 🙂 – but the semester just started, […]

December 22, 2008

Smart students

Today I’m quite happy with my students 🙂 This semester I’ve been teaching a course on Journalism and Trauma (officially it has a long complicated title that I can’t even remember) for Moscow State University journalism students. They seem to be quite interested. They say their formal education definitely lacks courses like this. Soothing to […]