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

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? (Blog)

Martin Scott

March 2, 2018

Blog

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

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Does the Daily Mail’s criticism of aid matter?

Martin Scott

January 26, 2018

Blog

By Martin Scott (@martinscott2010). Originally published on: the Guardian. In the wake of the UK General election result, the assumption that British newspapers have a significant influence over their reader’s voting behaviours is being challenged. The results of a recent YouGov poll found that a majority (52%) of Sun readers didn’t vote last week and […]

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Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs (Book review)

Martin Scott

January 24, 2018

Blog

This book makes an important and well-evidenced contribution

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The influence of foundation funding on international journalism (Article)

Martin Scott

September 18, 2017

Publication

How does donor funding affect the independence, role perceptions, and ideology of the journalism it supports?

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The politics of humanitarian journalism (Book chapter)

Martin Scott

September 14, 2017

Publication

In this chapter, we draw attention to the considerable gaps in our knowledge about humanitarian journalism.

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Why Humanosphere’s hibernation matters (Blog)

Martin Scott

July 2, 2017

Blog

Humanosphere is one of a desperately small number of outlets regularly covering humanitarian affairs

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What makes news humanitarian?

Martin Scott

April 21, 2017

Blog

Answering such questions is important for disentangling some of the various dilemmas and tensions journalists face

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How do we decide which humanitarian crises are under-reported?

Martin Scott

February 17, 2017

Blog

According to the World Food Program, more than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within six months, in four separate famines. But as long as news attention is focussed elsewhere, these crises are unlikely to receive the support they need.

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Is humanitarian journalism in crisis?

Martin Scott

October 29, 2016

Blog

News organisations committed to reporting on humanitarian issues and crises face a double-bind.

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This article by @NothiasT in @journstudies on "HOW WESTERN JOURNALISTS ACTUALLY WRITE ABOUT AFRICA: Re-assessing the myth of representations of Africa" should be read by any and everyone studying Western journalism or media representations on Africa. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1262748

This is one of the best reflections I’ve read on working in UK higher education. What’s been lost and gained in the market transformation, and the intensity of this summer @LRB https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n18/malcolm-gaskill/diary

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