The College of Journalism runs seminars and conferences that examine the big issues facing both journalists and journalism. These events range from briefings on major stories by senior BBC journalists for their colleagues, to big national or international conferences on, for example, hyperlocal journalism or the role of social media. In this section you can view video reports of events.

Understanding public's economic concerns

What do BBC audiences think about its coverage of the economy? Find out what research tells us about the things people are interested in

War and spin: Allan Little, James Rodgers, Kim Sengupta

Two experienced war reporters talk to special correspondent Allan Little about the way PR is used to influence international opinion in modern conflicts

Young freelancers: Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone

Are young freelance reporters putting themselves in unnecessary danger? Senior journalists discussed what can be done to minimise the risks

Violent images on BBC News

How does the BBC decide on the use of violent and graphic images like those showing a chemical attack in Syria? Have its principles changed over the years?

A world of influence: BBC, al-Jazeera, RT, CCTV

The seminar A World of Influence saw leading names from news groups including the BBC, al-Jazeera, RT and CCTV debate international media organisations' pursuit of ‘soft power’

#smsldn London Social Media Summit

#smsldn was a major event on 16 May examining the key challenges facing journalists and news organisations using social media

The Revival of Local Journalism

A one-day conference at MediaCityUK in Salford on 25 June 2014 to reflect the state of UK local journalism today and make creative suggestions for the future

Social Media Summit #smsnyc

A major event in New York in which leading journalists, editors and news organisations debated the impact and influence of social media on the mainstream media

Social Media Summit #bbcsms

Some of the leading figures in mainstream and social media met at the College of Journalism's Social Media Summit to discuss engagement and the main challenges they face