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

State-funding of international news (Article)

Kate Wright

June 17, 2020

Publication

How do journalists working for state-funded international news organizations legitimize their relationship to the governments which support them?

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What is humanitarian journalism? (Book chapter)

Mel Bunce

March 27, 2019

Publication

In this chapter, we define humanitarian journalism and give an overview of previous research on this subject.

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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

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

What effects has NGOs' shift into news production had on journalism and NGO-work?

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

We investigate how a private donor's motivation to 'look good' shapes journalists' ability to 'do good'.

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Slack, virtual newsrooms and journalistic practice (Article)

Mel Bunce

January 10, 2018

Publication

This article discusses a year-long study of a digital news outlet, whose journalists collaborate, almost exclusively, via Slack.

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Journalism, philanthropy and tainted donors (Article)

Kate Wright

January 9, 2018

Publication

The ethical dilemmas for journalists when donors are alleged to have been involved in unethical activities.

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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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NGOs as News Organisations (Book Chapter)

Kate Wright

September 14, 2017

Publication

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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Misinformation/Disinformation, What can journalists do?
1st-year @RSJnow students joined int’l journalism peers from @CityUniLondon in a 1 hour global dialogue to discuss news distribution, sourcing & more.

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This Friday 5 March, 4pm - 6pm.

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