Premiere of ‘Teranga’ + Q&A
Teranga is a 35-minute observational short-documentary about youth, music and conquering collective trauma. Filmed in Naples over two years, this film follows the lives of migrants as they wait in limbo for a response to their asylum request in corrupt migrant camps and how they find solace in Teranga, an Afrobeats migrant-run nightclub.
Spotlight on Modern Day Slavery 1: The Trap
The Frontline Club brings to you the first in a series of events focusing on the global phenomenon of slavery and forced labour. The first in the series will discuss women and Sex Trafficking on an international scale.
The Nauru files: changing the narrative of media coverage on refugee issues
“It is very hard for Muslim girls to live in Burma. For the boys it is not so dangerous. They just get killed,” said the first girl, 13. “I consumed washing detergents… poison… I’m so tired of everything,” said the second girl.
Photo London: The Picture Editor’s View – The Guardian’s Roger Tooth
For the second in a series of talks by leading picture editors, presented by the Frontline Club in partnership with Photo London, we welcome The Guardian’s Roger Tooth. He will be talking about picture editing in a digital age.
FOR SALE: Modern Day Slavery
By Elliott Goat “Sometimes they don’t even know where here is.” In the build up to the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Women Conference, on Monday 27 October the Frontline Club hosted a debate on modern day slavery and human trafficking chaired by Prabha Kotiswaran, senior lecturer in Law at King’s College London and advisor to […]
The NFB’s hunt for the holy grail of interactive storytelling
By Graham Lanktree Interactive reports that hold short-attention spans online are the holy grail for web editors. Loc Dao, an executive producer and creative technologist at the National Film Board of Canada’s digital studio, has come up with a few recipes for success. At the Frontline Club on Wednesday 8 October, Dao shared the lessons learned […]
Part of the Club? Journalism Today
By Elliott Goat With journalism as a profession undergoing an intense period of upheaval and self-reflection, Grapevine Events, in conjunction with the Frontline Club, brought together some of the industry’s most prominent editors on Thursday 11 September to discuss the major issues affecting journalism today. Bringing out the big guns @amolrajan @AlexGAMiller @emmatimes2 #ftf Ian […]
Insight with Nick Davies: Hack Attack
In July 2011, revelations that journalists from The News of the World hacked the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler created public outrage. The man behind that story, and the years of investigative work that came before it, was Nick Davies. He will be joining us in conversation with Stewart Purvis, to talk about the investigation, the revelations and the future of press regulation. We will be asking how the press have changed in a post-Leveson world and whether they have really reformed.
Can illustration offer another layer to war reportage?
By Sally Ashley-Cound At the Frontline Club on Wednesday 16 April illustrator George Butler and features editor for The Guardian and editor of the G2 supplement Malik Meer discussed whether there is room for supposedly more subjective and abstract illustration in hard-news when photography dominates.
The Dos and Don’ts of Data Journalism
by Sally Ashley-Cound “Don’t be seduced.” Michael Blastland ended the first panel at the Frontline Club on Thursday 23 January.
Is Traditional Media Actually Dying and Does it Matter?
by Sally Ashley-Cound “That four thousand word report from the Syrian refugee camp…will not be read as much as ‘10 cats that have got thoughts about Syria’,” New Statesman‘s Deputy Editor Helen Lewis said in her opening statement on the second panel of the Grapevine event at the Frontline Club on Thursday 23 January. Read […]
Has the NSA spying gone too far and what damage has been done?
by Sally Ashley-Cound Following the latest revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Frontline Club’s First Wednesday panel on 6 November gathered to discuss Has NSA spying “reached too far”? Chair Owen Bennett-Jones, a freelance journalist and a host of Newshour on the BBC World Service started off by asking if anyone really knows how much […]
First Wednesday: Crossing the Red Line
As the rhetoric about intervention in Syria escalates, we will be bringing together a panel of experts to examine the arguments for and against, and the implications of action or inaction.
Bradley Manning on trial: A case for or against his country?
By Jim Treadway In 2010 U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning committed the largest security breach in US history, handing the classified Afghan War Diary, Iraq War Logs, and 250,000 State Department cables to Wikileaks. Imagery like that of an American helicopter team gunning down citizens and journalists on a Baghdad street in 2007 has been […]
The future of British journalism: “We are not diminishing, we are growing.”
By Caroline Schmitt A reception and two discussions about the future of British journalism was held at the Fronline Club on April 17, 2013. Sam Coates, Banking Editor at The Times, hosted the first panel of young journalists and addressed the audience of representatives of 35 of the country’s best student papers: “I wanna give […]
The future of British journalism: A meeting of the country’s top student papers
Strictly by invitation only. Please contact the organisers for inquiries or view the website here.
On Wednesday 17 April, the editorial teams of the top 40 student publications in the country are coming together for an evening at the Frontline Club.
By Jim Treadway As cancer threatens Hugo Chavez’s life, an expert panel considered his legacy before a sold-out audience on 26 February. “He’s this wonderful presence [in person],” remarked Rory Carroll, who spent from 2006 t0 2012 in Caracas as The Guardian‘s chief correspondent for South America, and whose latest book Commandante profiles Chavez in depth.
Part 2 – Jonathan Steele on 30 years in Afghanistan and the foreign correspondent’s craft
By Thomas Lowe Arriving in the Deep South of the United States in 1964, Jonathan Steele witnessed the appalling treatment of black Americans. Almost five decades on, The Guardian‘s foreign correspondent says that ‘bearing witness’ to happenings in places as disparate as El Salvador, Russia and Afghanistan still drives his journalism. With Tom Finn, the […]
Jonathan Steele on a career that began with ‘an enormous dose of luck’
Watch the event here. By Olivia Heath Award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele discussed his views on the war in Afghanistan and the changing role of the foreign correspondent on Tuesday night at the Frontline Club. In conversation with freelance journalist Tom Finn, The Guardian correspondent recalled his reportage of memorable global events covered for the Guardian. His first […]
Insight with Jonathan Steele: The craft of the foreign correspondent
Jonathan Steele has been covering global events for the Guardian for over forty years. From the civil rights movement in Mississippi and Alabama to his extensive coverage of the past 30 years of Afghan history, his work has won him recognition as one of the greatest foreign correspondents of his generation.
He will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with freelance journalist Tom Finn who is currently based in Sana’a, Yemen to reflect on his 40-year career, which has taken him to Eastern Europe, Washington correspondent and Kabul, Afghanistan throughout the Soviet period until 1992.
#Occupy, Film Africa and the craft of the foreign correspondent
As protesters outside St Paul’s are served with a legal warning to clear the area within 48 hours, join us tomorrow evening to discuss the motives and objectives of the global occupy movement. The first of our Film Africa screenings, celebrating the best African fiction and documentary films across the continent, is El Problema, while on Friday Sorious Samura and […]
The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent on new tools for journalists
Harriet Sherwood reflects on life as a foreign correspondent after four months in Jerusalem for The Guardian. Here she offers an assessment of the new platforms available to journalists: "…in the digital age, there are other platforms to consider. I have flirted with Twitter and, to a lesser extent, Facebook. The former seems a useful […]