The Journalism Foundation launches today. Keep up to date with press coverage, The Journalism Foundation’s diary of the day, plus tweets, comments and more.00.00: Website launches. “The Foundation will promote free and fair journalism, at a time when it appears to be running out of friends” write Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev.
00.10: Rob Williams, online sub-editor at The Independent tweets “The Journalism Foundation (@4Journalism) set up by Simon Kelner, to promote media freedom launches: http://bit.ly/t5I2nY (v. good)”
07.00: Kelner’s article ‘A foundation for the future of journalism’ appears in The Independent.
07.30: Roy Greenslade’s interview appears on the Guardian blog, Kelner says, “I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to be a journalist.”
07.30: Arif Durrani writes about The Journalism Foundation on Brand Republic.
07.45: Simon Kelner appears on the BBC World Service.
08.00: The Journalism Foundation receives messages of support from political and cultural figures. Tom Stoppard writes “The launch of the Journalism Foundation couldn’t be more timely. I expect it to be an important voice in one of the critical debates of our time.”
08.05: Simon Kelner appears on BBC Wales.
09.55: Joel B. Werner, the science and health reporter at ABC Radio National tweets “Some good news from the U.K. media to end 2011: @Simon_Kelner launches The Journalism Foundation (@4journalism). “More than phone hacking..”
10.00: Adam Westbrook, founder of video.fu tweets “Good to see a new British journalism body – The Journalism Foundation (@4journalism ) launches today:http://bit.ly/sukvu3”
10.05: The BBC’s media correspondent Torin Douglas tweets “#JournalismFoundation to promote free and fair journalism, backed by the Lebedevs. MediaBrief. tinyurl.com/cmlzdfb”
10.07: The Journalism school at City University London tweets “City partners new Journalism Foundation (@4journalism) in Tunisia media training project http://is.gd/hfPS2d”
10.13: Thank you so much to Greg Downer for donating I.T equipment.
10.21: Selina Cuff, a Freelance journalist tweets “a champion of independent journalism has arrived just in time. Let’s hope public interest not privacy invasion are order of day.”
10.57: Pits n Pots, a website which aims to boost political engagement in Stoke-on-Trent, which will be working in conjunction with The Journalism Foundation tweets “We are really pleased to be one of the first projects supported by @4journalism http://pitsnpots.co.uk/news/2011/12/journalism-foundation #hyperlocal”
11.04: Lauren O’Callaghan, an Editorial Multimedia Trainee at IPC Media tweets “Realise the importance of fair journalism? Follow @4journalism
11.10: @cerithebookworm tweets “As someone considering a career in journalism, @4journalism is a really exciting prospect. They aim to promote free and fair reporting.”
11.17: Press Gazette tweets “Lebedevs launch new Journalism Foundation with support for projects in Tunisia and Stoke @4journalism http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=48387&c=1”
11.19: The Edinburgh Reporter have commented “We are delighted to see that The Journalism Foundation is supporting the hyperlocal movement of which we are also a small part. http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk”
11.22: @TheFoodieBugle tweet “The Journalism Foundation is now online at: thejournalismfoundation.com Created by @Simon_Kelner and the team@4journalism . It’s a great idea.”
11.31: Amol Rajan, columnist and reviewer at The Independent tweets “brave and dedicated journalists everywhere should rally behind the fantastic new Journalism Foundation: http://bit.ly/t5I2nY @4journalism”
11.50: The Journalism Foundation receives its first donation
11.56: Katherine Travers posts ‘Simon Kelner and Lebedevs launch The Journalism Foundation’ on http://www.editorsweblog.org
12.00: John Slattery blogs about The Journalism Foundation
12.01: Daniel Hewitt, news and sports journalist for ITV gives his “Congrats to @Pitsnpots for securing funding from the newly-formed Journalism Foundation. A great site. Exciting times for #hyperlocal”
12.18: Niki May Young of civilsociety.co.uk writes on the launch of The Journalism Foundation
13.22: John Kampfner welcomes The Journalism Foundation on the Index on Censorship blog.
13.30: Simon Kelner appears on Sky TV with Adam Boulton.
14.15: Simon Kelner appears on Radio 5 Live with Richard Bacon.
14.53: Content is being added to our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thejournalismfoundation
15.00: Rachel McAthy dicusses The Journalism Foundation on www.journalism.co.uk
16.40: Thank you to Tim Marshall, Sky News, Foreign Affairs Editor, for his comment “good luck with the project.”
17.16: Ruth Stivey has tweeted “brilliant news for #freespeech and journalism with #ethics – @4journalism is granted charitable status @simon_kelner @mrevgenylebedev”
18.12: Former BBC and Sky News journalist @toridance tweets “Hurrah! @TheIndyNews: The Journalism Foundation @4journalism launched today. Read more about it here: http://ind.pn/uEQAW8”
18.31: We now have 542 Followers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/4journalism. Thank you so much to everyone for all their support.