Foundation-funded Journalism, Philanthro-capitalism and Tainted Donors (Article)

Kate Wright

January 9, 2018

Publication

By Kate Wright (@newsprof1). Not-for-profit news organisations are increasingly funded by private foundations, supported by wealthy entrepreneurs. This raises a range of ethical dilemmas for journalists, which are particularly serious when their donors are alleged to have been involved in unethical or illegal activities. Although this is a relatively common occurrence in the non-profit sector, […]

Read More

NGOs as News Organisations (Book Chapter)

Kate Wright

September 14, 2017

Publication

No Comment

By Kate Wright (@newsprof1) What does it mean to talk about NGOs as news organisations? Non-Governmental Organisations have long sought to shape news by providing research briefings, constructing newsworthy events or enabling journalists to access case studies. But in the past decade, scholars have highlighted the ways in which NGOs are changing organisationally to become […]

Read More

Twitter

Last week to apply to our #globaldev #c4d faculty position @MalmoUniversity !! https://t.co/DRpe6VjKps

So... is there an etiquette around how many books you can ask an author to sign? #CityAdichie

Fantastic event this week for all those with an interest in media and comms in the south. Please RT
@hwasser @FilmandMediaUCT @WitsHumanities @WitsUniversity @SLLMCouncil @glendaADaniels @dinoleegz @iginioe @fuoteg @Dalislovechild @dailymaverick @thedailyvox @mailandguardian https://t.co/L7kKvQWl9k