Who’s reporting Africa now? NGOs, journalism and multimedia (Book)

By Kate Wright (@newsprof1). As news organisations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaus, aid agencies, human rights groups and other NGOs have been swift to move in. Indeed, NGO-workers are now some of the most important providers of African coverage: regularly creating or commissioning multimedia for placement in mainstream news. But why and how do journalists use the […]

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

Kate Wright

January 9, 2018

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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, […]

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NGOs as News Organisations (Book Chapter)

Kate Wright

September 14, 2017

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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 […]

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.@SethCLewis gives more evidence the 'filter bubble' is mostly hype. Study of links shown to ppl on google news- finds huge homogeneity. We should perhaps be concerned for the opposite: a handful of outlets dominating all results #IAMCR2018

Congratulations to @DavidCheruiyot and @NothiasT for winning the Stuart Hall prize @IAMCR2018! their fantastic paper on twitter users in Kenya is here: https://t.co/iujidajtsy #iamcr2018

All are welcome to our event on Wednesday 27 June, with Dr Kate Wright @newsprof1 from @EdinburghUni in conversation with head of the @CityUniLondon journalism department, Professor @suzannehfranks.

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