With a combined 45 years of experience in the field of reporting between them, BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas are no strangers to the harsh realities encountered during the news gathering process. Lister and Thomas draw upon these experiences to help explain the role that citizen journalism has come to play in the 21st century media and to provide insight into the ethical and moral dilemmas they have encountered while collecting footage for global coverage. Listen to their talk as a podcast!
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Philippa Thomas has been a BBC news correspondent for more than twenty years; reporting from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. She is also a news presenter for BBC World TV. Thomas ranges across politics, diplomacy, new media, social policy, religion, arts and more. She began a blog, as a 2011 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard, and received enormous attention for her blog post on State spokesman P.J. Crowley’s remarks regarding Wikileaks. Thomas is active on Twitter at@PhilippaNews and keeps a blog at http://philippathomas.wordpress.com/.