Diary of the day: The Journalism Foundation’s launch

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.

Newspaper coverage of The Journalism Foundation

Newspaper coverage of The Journalism Foundation

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.

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