Join our global journalism seminar series online from January to March 2022

Speakers for the seminars, chaired by Meera Selva, include BBC journalists Sana Safi and Ros Atkins and reporter Ann M. Simmons
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6th January 2022

We are excited to announce this term’s global journalism seminars featuring journalists from a range of news media worldwide. Our speakers will share insights on themes including press freedom, reader revenue, international reporting, and the power of formats such as photography and video explainers.

The seminar series is a cornerstone of the Journalist Fellowship Programme and brings distinguished figures from journalism with incredibly deep and varied experiences to share their insights on key issues facing the news media. The seminars allow our Journalist Fellows to engage directly with esteemed reporters, senior newsroom leaders, and innovators from around the world. The events take place on Zoom and are open to anyone who signs up online. 

You can find the registration links to each one below, or view our events calendar. All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 13:00 UK time

?? 12 January. Afghanistan and me: a female perspective. Sana Safi is an Afghan broadcast journalist, currently working for BBC World Service. Her audio documentary, Afghanistan and Me, charts 30 years of Afghan history through her own experiences. | Join here

?? 19 January. The death of the Kyiv Post and the fight for its rebirth. Elina Alem Kent was a video and audio producer for the now-shuttered Kyiv Post in Ukraine and is currently producing a podcast, Media in Progress, about Post journalists’ decision to defy the shutdown and start the Kyiv Independent. | Join here

26 January. The art of the viral news explainer. Ros Atkins is a BBC news presenter, host of Outside Source and founder of the 50:50 project. In December, his explainer about the alleged Downing Street Christmas Party went viral. | Join here

?? 2 February. The trouble in Turkey. Kemal Goktas is a Turkish legal scholar, author and award-winning journalist who has written for Radikal, Sabah, Vatan, Milliyet and Cumhuriyet. As a former Journalist Fellow, he wrote a paper on human rights violations in Turkey. | Join here

?? 9 February. Journalism in Kazakhstan. Darkhan Umirbekov is a former fellow who is Digital Editor at RFE/RL's Kazakh service. He was arrested for his coverage of the protests earlier this year, and will talk to us about the current situation for journalists. | Join here

16 February. Undisrupting the media? Micropayments for news. Dominic Young is co-founder and CEO of Axate, which allows readers to access articles beyond a paywall for pence. The digital wallet for paywall ed news recently raised over £500k in crowd-funding with a valuation of over £11 million. | Join here

? 23 February. It's no joke: political cartooning in East Africa. Award-winning cartoonist Maddo (Paul Kelemba) has produced social and political commentary in the form of visual art for the past three decades at Kenya's The Standard newspaper. | Join here

?? 2 March. From Russia: lessons in correspondence from the Wall Street JournalAnn M. Simmons is Moscow bureau chief for the WSJ. She has spent over 25 years reporting from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. Prior to WSJ, Ann covered global development for the LA Times, worked as bureau chief in Nairobi and Johannesburg and served in Moscow for Time magazine. | Join here

? 9 March. The opportunity for news on Android lock-screens. Our former Journalist Fellow Christine Franciska is managing editor at Glance, where she programmes the latest stories to appear on the phone screens of 150 million Android users in India and Indonesia. Read her paper on this subject. | Join here