The CFOM Media Freedom Student Project Award 2016-17

This award has been created to recognise outstanding work produced by students studying MA Global Journalism at the Department of Journalism Studies. For the 2016/17 round students were asked to produce in-depth country profiles that analyse the discrepancy between constitutional provisions and legal frameworks guaranteeing freedom of expression and media freedom and the reality of Read more about The CFOM Media Freedom Student Project Award 2016-17[…]

Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Lada Price By Dr. Lada Trifonova Price, CFOM Curriculum Leader According to figures from UNESCO’s Division on Safety of Journalists and Impunity, 101 journalists were killed in the pursuit of a story in 2016, which on average constitutes one casualty every four days. This problem is widely recognised among Read more about Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity[…]

International Journalism Week 2016

7th-11th November 2016 Programme: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/ijw16/programme This November the Department of Journalism Studies once again hosts International Journalism Week: a unique forum offering students and staff in five days of debate and networking on the issues that connect journalism educators, researchers and practitioners around the globe.  This is our sixth series of talks, events and workshops related Read more about International Journalism Week 2016[…]

Threats to media freedom in Macedonia: CFOM’s educational visit from media representative

CFOM was recently visited by Zoran Fidanoski, a member of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services in Macedonia among other positions. His visit formed part of a six week trip to the UK. The trip was part of ‘FCO Programme for Professional Development for Western Balkans – Leaders for the Future’, during which Read more about Threats to media freedom in Macedonia: CFOM’s educational visit from media representative[…]

5 Things we learned from James Ball’s guest lecture as a Buzzfeed Special Correspondent

As part of the Department of Jouranlism’s guest lecture series, we heard from James Ball, a Buzzfeed special correspondent, on how he sees the place of Buzzfeed as a new media player. Follow James Ball on Twitter           1. The key to a popular site is nothing but good content. You Read more about 5 Things we learned from James Ball’s guest lecture as a Buzzfeed Special Correspondent[…]

New Publication from CFOM on the EU’s attitude to media freedom

A new publication from CFOM was released at the end of last year, written by our chair and a member of our research team. The chapter is included in Comparative Perspectives on the Fundamental Freedom of Expression, a book collecting articles form a range of scholars, each with a distinctive perspective on media freedom. the article is Read more about New Publication from CFOM on the EU’s attitude to media freedom[…]

Reporters under threat: A discussion of when democracies attack the press

CFOM is hosting a panel talk based on Chris Paterson’s new book ‘Reporters under Threat:
A discussion of when democracies attack the press’ (Pluto Press) 17th November 2014, 5pm The panel will include: • Chris Paterson (School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, and is a former television news photographer) • Professor Jackie Read more about Reporters under threat: A discussion of when democracies attack the press[…]