Humanitarian journalism research in the news

Martin Scott

February 20, 2019

Blog

A summary of recent news coverage of our humanitarian journalism research.

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Why are so many humanitarian crises under-reported?

Martin Scott

February 11, 2019

Blog

Article original published by Inter Press Service.

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What’s Wrong with Philanthro-Journalism?

Martin Scott

February 8, 2019

Blog

Our research raises questions about unintended consequences when it comes to foundation funding of international coverage.

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Foundation funding and the boundaries of journalism (Article)

We show that foundation funding has a significant effect on how journalists understand, value and practice their work.

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REPORT: The state of humanitarian journalism

Martin Scott

October 16, 2018

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In this report we present some of the findings of our four year research project into the state of humanitarian news.

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REPORT: The state of humanitarian journalism

By Martin Scott, Kate Wright and Mel Bunce. In this report we present some of the findings of our four year, global research project into the state of humanitarian journalism around the world. We ask, Which news organisations regularly report on humanitarian affairs? How are they funded, and what ethical problems or professional dilemmas does […]

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Foundation support for international news: Mapping the landscape

Martin Scott

September 5, 2018

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We describe the key features of the landscape of private foundation support for international non-profit journalism.

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‘Doing good’ and ‘looking good’ in global humanitarian reporting (Book chapter)

This chapter investigates how a private donor's motivation to 'look good' interacts with a news outlet's ability to 'do good'.

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Attitudes towards humanitarian news within the aid sector: Survey results

Martin Scott

May 1, 2018

Blog

How do those involved with or interested in the aid sector view media coverage of humanitarian issues globally?

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Who are the intermediaries for international news? Five key questions answered

Martin Scott

March 2, 2018

Blog

This explainer answers five key questions about the role of intermediaries for international journalism.

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Twitter

"The orgs that publish crisis journalism have struggled to make it work financially, even if they’re nonprofits. The #NewHumanitarian hopes to buck that trend." @NiemanLab on the rise of @newhumanitarian (formerly IRIN News) and its drive for greater reach
https://t.co/8ZKiN4jFUX

This week saw some cork-popping 🍾 for the launch of The @NewHumanitarian. Reminded me of State of #Humanitarian Journalism report, highlighting importance of humanitarian news (most valued type of international news), but also its overall precarious state and big reporting gaps. https://t.co/NNRycv1cat

BIG Shout Out 2 Edinburgh's Sudanese Community (u kno who u r!) & to @RachelHosker1,KateWright @newsprof1/@africanstudies, Kirsty, Hannah, (+ Rowena @MorayHouseHoS) for helping us kickoff our 1st Sudan Studies group w/@SudanEdinburgh + @EdinburghUni
INSPIRED BY #SudanUprising 4