For its 2012 edition, to be held at the kind invitation of Czech Radio in the Czech capital Prague, the Radio News Conference addresses the role of public service journalists in today’s world of ubiquitous media.
The advent of the real-time internet and citizen reporting brings with it unique challenges, and perhaps even new responsibilities for public service journalists. Focusing on democracy, quality and depth of reporting, the sessions explore what is meant by ‘public service values’ in the context of radio journalism in 2012.
EBU Members are warmly invited to browse the conference agenda, register and find information about hotels via the event page.
Geneva, 21 May 2012 – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced the short list for the first ever EBU Radio News London School of Economics (LSE) POLIS journalism fellowship. The month-long research fellowship is being offered on a competitive basis to public service journalists working for EBU Member organizations.
How does journalism explain the deepest and most complex economic crisis of modern times? Chair: Peter Heilbrunner, ARD, Paul Mason, BBC and Linda Yueh, Bloomberg News.
Richard Sambrook (Edelman) chaired this session at ‘Polis12 on reporting revolution. Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor, Lyse Doucet, BBC World and Tom Coghlan of the Times discussed their experiences covering the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East over the past 15 months.
The EBU is partnering with POLIS, the journalism think tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science, to offer EBU Radio News members a prestigious research fellowship in London. It will be launched to coincide with the POLIS-BBC College of Journalism-EBU ‘Reporting the World’ conference, which is taking place at the LSE, on Friday 23rd March.
The EBU Radio News Group will once again join forces with the London School of Economics-based journalism think tank POLIS and the BBC College of Journalism for the POLIS Journalism Conference 2012, this year subtitled ‘Reporting the World’.
The event will take place in London on 23 March 2012.
Video footage from the 2011 event is available here.
Social Media: The Power of the Audience and how to use it
On Thursday 22nd March, POLIS will host the EBU Training event, ‘Social Media: The Power of the Audience and how to use it’. It will focus on best practice and inspiring examples of social media in broadcasting.
The event will include international gurus on social media as well as case studies from EBU members. It is aimed at social media staff and News Editors in particular, as well as any journalists interested to know more about social media.
Is it hyperbole to describe the apparently newfound appetite of news media for foreign reporting as a paradigm shift? Arguably not if we accept Kuhn’s explanation that radical transformations occur when new challenges accumulate to such a degree that normal activity is no longer sustainable.
The way our newsrooms report world affairs has been transformed by the combined forces of economics, new technologies and globalisation. Financial pressures have forced many news organisations to close down foreign bureaux, while at the same time social media and the internet have had a massive impact on the way we gather and distribute news.