Emphasising the importance of traditional journalism in the age of instantaneous news gratification, London’s Somerset House pays homage to the major political conflicts of 2011, and the institutions that gave them global recognition.
Frontline: A Year of Journalism & Conflict (January 12 to February 5 2012) focuses on the Egyptian revolution, the Syrian conflicts, the Libyan conflict and the UK riots, offering insight into the editorial, political, and human aspects of news reporting.
A great recap of the big-hitting events of last year, the exhibition also highlights the role of social media platforms like Twitter in political protests, and the effect that mass organised groups can have when allowed to communicate more swiftly and effectively.
With online hacking group Anonymous publishing a protest and revolution web survival guide, and US news publication Time magazine nominating ‘The Protestor’ as its 2011 Person of the Year, we are expecting social media and online groups to shape consumer attitudes in 2012. For more on this, see our Vision Macroview, Frontline.