Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough toÂ interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recountedÂ "stories so horrific that oneâ€™s hand refused to jot them downâ€ of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.
These are the notes which I read from last week with Kat in the Reporting & Writing presentation on Sir Ian Blair's resignationÂ and Boris Johnson.
MyÂ notes are in the file attachment and I will add Kat's shortly. Hope they help...
In Monday's lesson I was picked at random to provide you with some tips for shooting video (no pressure there then). So here are my tips and rules to help you get that perfect interview or shot.
We are witnessing a tipping point in American journalism in which the balance of power is tilting decisively towards new media, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber writes today.Â In particular the 2008 presidential debate - already dubbed the YouTube election - hasÂ "revolutionised the terms of political engagement", he says, as the mainstream media's imperial status has been shaken.