Sky’s Crawford receives Charles Wheeler Award

Sky’s Crawford receives Charles Wheeler Award

Alex Crawford received the Charles Wheeler Award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism at an event held at the University of Westminster. In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to 'arsey journalists' who asked difficult questions. Lady Wheeler has just presented @AlexCrawfordSky with The Charles Wheeler award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism. — Uni of Westminster (@UniWestminster) June 4, 2015 Crawford started her career at the Wokingham Times and completed her NCTJ while working there. She told the audience at Westminster that traditional journalism skills still matter: "We are told our new tools are GoPros and Twitter..no matter how many followers you have..we have to hold on to old skills" She joined Sky News at its launch in 1989 and has since received numerous  awards for her foreign reporting in Libya, South Africa and numerous  conflict zones. She thanked and praised the bravery of 'the fixers and translators' that she has worked with over the years. Crawford said: "You have to make mistakes, you have to...
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Emily Bell to give Hugh Cudlipp Lecture

Emily Bell to give Hugh Cudlipp Lecture

The Hugh Cudlipp Lecture is an annual event held at London College of Communication and sponsored by the Daily Mirror. [Photo:LCC/Ana Escobar] Emily Bell, Founder Director to the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, has been announced as guest speaker for the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture 2015, taking place at London College of Communication, UAL on Monday 26 January 2015. Established in 2005, the annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture was created and named in memory of the late Lord Cudlipp, the former Editorial Director of the Daily Mirror and one of the great 20th century pioneers of popular tabloid journalism. Every year, the lecture – given by a high profile media professional – addresses the key developments and issues in today’s news outlets. Hugh Cudlipp Award At the lecture, the winner of the £2000 Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism is announced. The prize is given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism. This...
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Call for papers – Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff

Call for papers – Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff

Cardiff University is delighted to announce the fifth biennial conference - The Future of Journalism to be hosted by the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK. The 2015 conference theme will be Risks, Threats and Opportunities. A selection of the research-based papers presented at the conference will be published in special issues of the peer-reviewed journals Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies. Sponsorship for the conference is provided by JOMEC and Routledge Taylor and Francis. The plenary speakers will be Professor Jean Seaton and Professor Stephen D. Reese (their bios appear below). This call for papers invites contributions from the international community of scholars of journalism studies, journalism practitioners, educators and trainers, media executives, trade unionists and media regulators. Papers focused on any aspect of the broad theme, The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities,¹are welcome, although priority will be given to those papers addressing one of the five subthemes: Journalism and Social Media. In the...
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