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

About


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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If #publicmedia organisations fail to unite & advocate for public media with a stronger global voice then the @BBC as with so many other things... will disappear & we won’t realise just how good & necessary it was, until it has gone, - @sallyannpma PMA CEO
https://www.publicmediaalliance.org/demonstrating-the-case-for-robust-and-well-funded-public-media/

"There’s a feeling of despair, there’s a feeling that we are left alone, there’s a feeling that we have a government a state that has failed us all, the amount of destruction is unbelievable" @cityjournalism @HarbZ1 thankfully safe in #Beruit https://twitter.com/HarbZ1/status/1291480909665927176

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