Sky News exhibition

sky news exhibitionLast night the NCTJ was at the opening of a Sky News exhibition in London that tells the stories behind the reports which dominated the news over the past year.

Frontline: A Year of Journalism and Conflict is a month long exhibition in association with Somerset House’s Embankment Galleries that looks at three of the major stories of 2011; the Arab Spring, the Libyan conflict and the London riots.

It was officially opened last night and is now open to the public until Sunday, 5 February. It is free to attend.

sky news exibitionInside the exhibition visitors are able to gain an insight into the editorial, political and human aspects of these events. As well as still images taken from the Sky News footage, there are also videos of key reports on display and iPads which allow visitors to explore additional features such as timelines and maps, or watch background interviews.

Visitors with some smart phones can also bring a number of the photographs to life by downloading an application called Aurasma. This means that when pointing the phone at a particular picture, the video from which it was taken automatically begins to play.

sky news televison broadcastOne of the main exhibits is a special installation that focuses on the death of Colonel Gaddafi. Broadcast across multiple screens, it features interviews with individuals involved in the reporting of the story, along with the original, powerful imagery. The interviews highlight some of the issues news organisations face when authenticating and broadcasting disturbing footage to the public.

More information about the exhibition can be found here.