The Humanitarian Journalism project is seeking to better understand how the news media report on humanitarian crises and what shapes their coverage.

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The world is currently facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine. At the same time, our ability to learn about such crises is severely limited by the failure of the journalism business model. News organisations around the world are struggling to survive and often unable to provide in-depth public interest reporting.

This research project analyses humanitarian journalism at this important juncture. It draws on more than 150 interviews with humanitarian journalists, newsroom observations, extensive analysis of news content, and surveys of audiences. Using this data, we aim to paint a picture of the daily lives of humanitarian journalists and the political, economic and cultural forces that shape their work.

You can find further information about this project -including our latest research publications and blogs – on this site. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Dr Martin Scott
Martin.Scott@uea.ac.uk
@martinscott2010

Dr Melanie Bunce
melanie.bunce.1@city.ac.uk
@meljbunce

Dr Kate Wright
Kate.Wright@ed.ac.uk
@newsprof1

This research has been approved by the ethics committee at City University.

 

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24/24 He told me that he'd decided to join the army because jobs in the university sector were too insecure and the stress involved in grant applications etc. were too great. He literally decided to fight the Taliban because it was less stressful than being an academic. True tale

So much fun, and great discussion with the @RSJnow and @CityUniLondon students who took part. Special shout out to student leaders Olivia and @aishahxashraf. Looking forward to more collaborations in the future @meljbunce https://twitter.com/RyersonFCAD/status/1367113046662017028

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Misinformation/Disinformation, What can journalists do?
1st-year @RSJnow students joined int’l journalism peers from @CityUniLondon in a 1 hour global dialogue to discuss news distribution, sourcing & more.

Special thank you to @NicoleBlanchett, @aishahxashraf and @SKamran33!

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