San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Are you a student, recent graduate, or emerging media professional, interested in covering international stories and the wider world? And would you like to explore creative, engaging ways of covering global issues? If so, then this free event is for you.
The New Talent Day, hosted at London College of Communication is a chance to hear from leading journalists and documentary filmmakers about how they cover the developing world – with a focus on innovative approaches that can reach new audiences.
-- Provisional timetable --
1.00 - 1.30: Arrival and registration
1.30 - 2.45: Master class with Seyi Rhodes, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, and regular reporter for Channel 4’s Unreported World. Seyi will talk through his most recent film, which took a new angle on the Israel-Palestine conflict by looking at the difficulty of buying a house in Gaza.
3.00 - 4.15: Two sessions will happen at the same time - select a ticket according to your area of interest!
Journalism session - Q & A on innovative ways to cover the developing world, with:
- Andrea Thompson, Features Director, Marie Claire - Andrea has recently commissioned features on the lives of women in Afghanistan, and the abduction of women for marriage in Kyrgyzstan
- Anna Lacey, Producer, Health Check on BBC World News - Anna produces and commissions TV and radio pieces on health stories, and looks for unusual takes on global health issues
- Jenny Wood, journalist and former features editor, Look Magazine - Jenny has worked on well over 100 international print features for popular audiences
- CHAIR: Phil Harding - former Director of News, BBC World Service, and One World Media Trustee
Documentary film session - this session will look at innovative TV approaches for covering stories from the developing world, and will focus on the acclaimed BBC Two strand 'Toughest Place to be...' in which British workers are challenged to do their jobs under some of the toughest conditions in the world. With:
- Simon Davies, Series Producer, 'Toughest place to be...'
- Wilbur Ramirez, the binman who took part in the award-winning 'Toughest place to be a binman'
- Hannah Griffiths, Producer/Director of 'Toughest place to be a farmer'
- CHAIR: Clothilde Redfern, Director, One World Media
4.30 - 5.00: Round-up for all attendees - plus we will be asking for you to pitch quick ideas for innovative ways to cover international stories - with a prize for the best!
5.00 - 5.30: Networking
Tickets are free. Please select one ticket according to which session you wish to attend, ie journalism or documentary film (please do not select both).
The New Talent Day is part of Beyond Your World, a pan-European project which is inspiring the next generation of journalists to cover the developing world. One World Media is running Beyond Your World activities in the UK.