On 2-4 June 2017 Byline, the online investigative news outlet, are organising The Byline Festival

 

On 2-4 June 2017 Byline, the online investigative news outlet, are organising The Byline Festival (see www.bylinefestival.com ) to focus on aspects of news provision, including ownership, ‘bias’, social media, big data, surveillance and coverage of contentious topics such as Brexit and migration. Active involvement by academics and their students is invited. If you and/or your students would like to be involved in this event, please contact info@bylinefestival.com.

PL has MI5 article on The Conversation website.

Guardian interview finally brings an MI5 boss in from the cold – but why?

November 3, 2016 4.19pm GMT

I cannot believe that a frisson did not pass through The Guardian’s offices when the paper’s executives had to balance the value of an exclusive interview with Andrew Parker, the director-general of the security service MI5, against the fact that it meant giving front page space to the loudest and most unrepentant critic of the paper’s work with whistleblower Edward Snowden.

to read more

https://theconversation.com/guardian-interview-finally-brings-an-mi5-boss-in-from-the-cold-but-why-68107

 

John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’

Can I commend this article about John Berger. He is not an investigative journalist but he has an investigate mind. When I was a student it was through my lecturers using Berger’s texts that I learnt to look to see what was really there (or missing) rather than what I was expected to see.