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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Media decline is damaging deeply divided societies - can we 'build back better' after Covid 19?

Today we publish material from our international media conference drawing lessons on this question, including from Northern Ireland where the event took place: http://bit.ly/SCIMedia

FFS. Tom Meighan from Kasabian assaulted his girlfriend in a "sustained attack", dragged her back into the house by her ankles and a terrified kid dialled 999 - and he gets community service. What sort of message does that send out about domestic abuse and women's safety?